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Posted on 02/14/2007 4:24:46 AM PST by nuconvert
Office Of Mohammad Khatami Raided
By Safa Haeri
February 13, 2007
Tehran, 12 Feb. (IPS) The office of former reformist president of Iran Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Khatami has been raided overnight by unidentified people who have taken away all the computers, documents, fax machines and other equipments at the Baran and the International Centre for Dialogue among Cultures and Civilisations, it was reported on Monday 12 February 2007.
When employees at Baran (Foundation for Freedom, Development and Progress of Iran and the International Institute for Dialogue Between Cultures and Civilizations entered their offices on Monday morning, they found out that the floor is littered with papers, all computers, fax machines, scanners and other equipments and documents are missing, a spokesman for Baran reported, adding that obviously, the doors of the offices were broken.
Founded by Mr. Khatami, both Baran and the Centre for Dialogue are NOGs promoting understanding and discussions between representatives of different cultures, religions and civilizations.
Iranian independent and reformist media, including the semi independent students news agency or the daily Etemad Melli briefly reported the incident, adding that the Police is looking in the incident, no other media in Iran mentioned the burglary.
Although other people close to Mr. Khatami have been subject this kind of theft, like Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Ali Abtahi, his outspoken deputy whos portable telephone was taken away or Abdollah Ramezanzadeh, the official spokesman of his Government, whom the computer had disappeared, but this is the first time that his own office has been visited by burglars.
No doubt that the work is very professional. But professional thieves do not break doors for the fear of possible human presence. And why professional burglars would be interested in probably old computers, fax or scanners machines or documents with no value for them? If you can answer this question then you probably would find out who hired them, one former security officer told Iran Press Service.
In recent months, Mr. Khatami had joined his predecessor, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to oppose the antagonistic policies of the fanatic and belligerent President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad, whom is accused by a large segment of Iranian leadership of having placed Iran in the grip of the United Nations Security Council, which decided economic and diplomatic sanctions against Tehran last December.
As the battle raged between the so-called pragmatists with the hard liners of the regime, several moderate and reformist personalities and publications have been subject to this kind of burglaries, which, most analysts believe could be ordered by the office of the President, since, so far, no investigations had been launched by the competent administrations and no one has ever been arrested. ENDS KHATAMI OFFICE RAIDED 13207
Either this was done by Ahmadinejads goons (more likely), or by Agents working for us. I guess there might be valuable information in his possesion. I hope the latter, but I think the first is more likely.
A power struggle, a purge. We should continue to refuse to talk to them and move more ships into position. Its working.