Iran Assassins Suspected In NYC Murder Plot

  • The Justice Department on Friday charged three Azerbaijani men with plotting to murder a Brooklyn-based Iranian-American author and activist.
  • The case stems from the July arrest of Khalid Mehdiyev, who was collared near Masih Alinejad’s home with an assault rifle after the beefy and bearded 24-year-old was filmed ringing her doorbell and lingering on her porch in a leafy part of the New York City borough.
  • The other two men facing charges are 43-year-old Rafat “Rome” Amirov, a resident of Iran who was arrested on Jan. 26 in New York, and 38-year-old Polad “Haci Qaqa” Omarov, who was arrested in the Czech Republic on Jan. 4.
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