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2022-January-12  11:45

Deputy Judiciary Chief Stresses Punishment of Criminals behind Assassination of Iranian N. Scientists

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Deputy Judiciary Chief and Secretary-General of Human Rights Headquarters Kazzem Qaribabadi said that the culprits behind assassination of the country’s nuclear scientists will be punished for their crime.

“Today marks tenth anniversary of martyrdom of one of the glories of my country, Dr. Ahmadi Roushan, a scientist who was tireless in promoting and localizing peaceful nuclear knowledge,” Qaribabadi wrote on his twitter page on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the assassination of senior nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan.

He praised the scientist for his tireless efforts toward “promoting and localizing peaceful nuclear knowledge”.

“The crime of assassinating scientists will not go unpunished as a gross violation of Human Rights,” Qaribabadi said.

A chemistry expert, Ahmadi Roshan, 32, oversaw a department at the Natanz nuclear facility. He was murdered on January 11, 2012 by a magnetic bomb placed on his car in northern Tehran, in a terrorist attack blamed on Israel.

Over the past years, Iranian nuclear scientists have been the target of the Western and Israeli spy agencies’ assassination attempts.

Between 2010 and 2012, four Iranian nuclear scientists — namely Masoud Alimohammadi, Majid Shahriari, Darioush Rezayeenejad and Ahmadi Roshan — were assassinated, while another, Fereidoun Abbasi, was wounded in an attempted murder.

In June 2012, Iran announced that its intelligence forces had identified and arrested all terrorist elements behind the assassination of the country’s nuclear scientists.

In the latest case, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who headed the Iranian Defense Ministry’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, was assassinated on November 27, 2020.

Following the assassination, Iranian officials said that Israel had acted with US intelligence and carried out the targeted killing of the prominent nuclear scientist.