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Top Tehran TV journalist wanted by FBI for 1980 murder in the US
TimesOnline - UK ^ | September 4, 2009

Posted on 09/04/2009 5:54:31 AM PDT by nuconvert

An American fugitive, accused of murdering an aide to the late Shah of Iran in the United States, was made an editor of Iran’s English-language television network in Tehran.

Hassan Abdulrahman, who is wanted by the FBI for shooting dead Ali Akbar Tabatabai in Maryland, worked for Iran’s flagship broadcaster Press TV, which has bureaus across the world, including London.

A Press TV journalist who resigned in protest over the channel’s coverage of the apparently rigged Iranian election in June told The Times yesterday that Mr Abdulrahman was chief editor at the head office of the network.

The journalist, who wanted to remain anonymous for security reasons, said that Mr Abdulrahman showed no remorse when quizzed by staff about murdering Mr Tabatabai.

“Knowing that a person wanted by the FBI for murder was influencing the editorial line of the network and choosing the stories people around the world would watch didn’t seem right to me,” the journalist said.

Mr Abdulrahman, 58, admitted killing Mr Tabatabai but tried to distance himself from Press TV when contacted yesterday. He admitted working for Press TV for three years as the chief online editor but said that he resigned two months ago after the election.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 09/04/2009 5:54:31 AM PDT by nuconvert
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2 posted on 09/04/2009 5:58:57 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert; AdmSmith

Thanks for the ping.

I’m wondering if Press TV has an outlet, proxy, etc.. in Scandinavia, such as Sweden?


3 posted on 09/04/2009 6:07:03 AM PDT by odds
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To: nuconvert

An American fugitive, accused of murdering an aide to the late Shah of Iran in the United States, was made an editor of Iran’s English-language television network in Tehran.

Hassan Abdulrahman, who is wanted by the FBI for shooting dead Ali Akbar Tabatabai in Maryland, worked for Iran’s flagship broadcaster Press TV, which has bureaus across the world, including London.
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Wow, is that how it works to be part of the gang of Muslim clerical/political thugs? Nothing quite as bad as the total conjoining of religion and politics. Don’t get me wrong - I believe that Faith and Religion (if you will) have their place in the public square. I’m talking about the absolute conjoining - like in the Spanish inquisition or in Iran (and more generally with the Islamic caliphates.)

I highly recommend Chuck Colson’s book Kingdoms in Conflict for a good treatment of this topic in the US context.


4 posted on 09/04/2009 7:19:59 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: odds; nuconvert

No idea, but if you go to this page http://www.presstv.ir/region.aspx?section=3510206 it seems that the have journalists covering Europe with this classification: UK, Russia, France, Germany, EU and Others. My guess is that they have “journalists” in the UK, Germany, France and Russia. If you check articles you see signatures like ARQN/SME/MMN, HE/AA, HN/MD, MT/MB etc. If you have time you might be able to classify them with respect to region etc.


5 posted on 09/04/2009 1:05:34 PM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

Okie, thanks. I will check them out in Sweden in particular.


6 posted on 09/04/2009 1:13:41 PM PDT by odds
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To: nuconvert

A former press attache of the Iranian Embassy in Washington, under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Tabatabai was shot dead by David Belfield, an African-American Muslim.
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7 posted on 09/28/2012 10:38:41 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Salahuddin aka David Belfield aka Hassan Abdulrahman


8 posted on 09/28/2012 10:56:04 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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