Monday, 7 June 2010

Iranian Researcher Shahram Amriri abducted by US

Iranian scholar confirms abduction
Mon, 07 Jun 2010 17:54:57 GMT

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Iranian scholar Shahram Amiri.
The Iranian scholar who went missing last year while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia has confirmed his abduction by the US in a video message.

Shahram Amriri, a researcher at Iran's University of Malek Ashtar, insisted in the message, released on Monday, that he was kidnapped by US agents en route to Mecca in June 2009.

Amiri stated that his abduction was intended to mount political pressure on the Iranian government.

The Iranian scholar pleaded attention to his case.

When news broke of Amiri's disappearance last year, Iranian officials claimed the US was involved in the incident. Washington, however, denied any involvement in Amiri's disappearance or knowledge of his whereabouts.

The Saudi government also claimed unawareness about the fate of the missing Iranian scholar.


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