Ali Vakili Raad Arriving at Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport
In an apparent quid pro quo, France released the killer of former Iranian premier Shahpour Bakhtiar who was an opponent of the Islamic Republic. On Sunday, Tehran released the young French academic Clotile Reiss. She had been charged with espionage. Bakhtiar’s killer, Ali Vakili Raad, was released from a life sentence and sent to Tehran today. Bakhtiar was shah’s last prime minister, his government fell after Ayatollah Khomeini returned from exile and named his own revolutionary government.
Photo: Mehr News Agency (Added to the post on 18 May)