What was Rafsanjani's alleged role in Iranian assassinations and attacks?
Rafsanjani's involvement in these practices began with the execution of tens of thousands of political prisoners in 1988
Following former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's death, many media outlets shed light on his role in the assassination of opposition figures inside and outside Iran.
Rafsanjani's involvement in these practices allegedly began with the execution of tens of thousands of political prisoners in 1988 when he was still parliament speaker.
During the beginning of his term as president in 1989, Iran reportedly assassinated Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran, and his assistant Abdullah Azar in Vienna while they were at the negotiating table with a delegation that had arrived from Iran.
On April 24, 1990, Iranian intelligence officials reportedly assassinated Kazem Rajavi, the brother of Iranian opposition leader Massoud Rajavi, in Vienna.
On May 3, 1991, Iran reportedly assassinated Hussein Madi, the secretary general of the Arab Front for the Liberation of Al-Ahwaz, in Baghdad where the front's headquarters was.
In 1991, the Iranian revolutionary guards reportedly assassinated Shapour Bakhtiar, the last prime minister of Iran under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlav, in France.
In 1992, Iran reportedly assassinated Sadegh Sharafkandi, the Secretary General of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran, and three of his assistants in Berlin.
The Argentinean judiciary accused 8 Iranian officials, including Rafsanjani, of planning and supervising a bloody attack against a Jewish center in Buenos Aires in 1994.
During Rafsanjani's term in 1995, members of the Iranian regime were found to have orchestrated the explosions at the Khobar towers in Saudi Arabia and which killed 19 American soldiers.
Dozens of writers and politicians were also assassinated inside Iran such as Mohammad Mokhtari, Dariush Forouhar and his wife Parvaneh Eskandari.
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