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August 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Iranian man held in Geneva on suspicion of having murdered former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar has refused to be extradited to France immediately, a Swiss spokesman said. Justice Ministry spokesman Jorg Kistler said the suspect, Ali Vakili Rad, declined a request from a Swiss investigating judge to go to France under a simplified extradition procedure. He was arrested early Wednesday in Geneva, 15 days after Bakhtiar and his secretary were murdered at their Paris home.
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August 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Iranian man held in Geneva on suspicion of having murdered former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar has refused to be extradited to France immediately, a Swiss spokesman said. Justice Ministry spokesman Jorg Kistler said the suspect, Ali Vakili Rad, declined a request from a Swiss investigating judge to go to France under a simplified extradition procedure. He was arrested early Wednesday in Geneva, 15 days after Bakhtiar and his secretary were murdered at their Paris home.
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August 10, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to mend its ties with the West, Syria has been deeply embarrassed by the kidnaping of a French relief worker in Lebanon, and officials here Friday said the new attack is a signal that anti-Western radicals in Lebanon remain stronger than previously believed.
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August 10, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to mend its ties with the West, Syria has been deeply embarrassed by the kidnaping of a French relief worker in Lebanon, and officials here Friday said the new attack is a signal that anti-Western radicals in Lebanon remain stronger than previously believed.
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January 25, 1994 | Times Wire Services
The Paris public prosecutor's office has concluded that Iran's secret service organized the 1991 murder of exiled former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar, justice sources said Monday. The prosecutor's report recommended that three Iranian suspects held in France be brought before a court and that six other suspects on the run be tried in absentia, the sources said.
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December 26, 1991 | From Reuters
Iran said Wednesday that Swiss police have arrested a member of its embassy staff in Bern in connection with the assassination in Paris of former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar. The Iranian Foreign Ministry demanded the man's immediate release and warned the Swiss government not to turn him over to France. A ministry spokesman, quoted by Tehran Radio, said charges of the man's involvement in Bakhtiar's murder at his home outside Paris last August are "absolutely false."
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March 7, 1991 | STEPHEN BRAUN and LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While thousands of Shiite Muslim rebels reportedly rise up in spontaneous opposition to the regime of Saddam Hussein in southern Iraq, an Iraqi ayatollah exiled in neighboring Iran is attempting to position himself as their spiritual and perhaps political leader.
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