Posted News: Tue, May 1st, 2018
News Code: 1152

Iran threatens Kurdish university professor in Halabja

MAFNEWS – Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Court confirmed that Shareef Ali Abdulmohammed Rahimi, a Kurdish university professor and author from Halabja and his lawyer have been threatened to death due to his reports on Iran’s role in assassinating Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga.

Shareef Ali Abdulmohammed Rahimi

According to the information obtained by The Center of Democracy and Human Rights in Kurdistan the court confirmed that “After publishing some reports regarding the role of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in assassinating Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga based in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Rahimi has survived several assassination attempts.”

The court added that “the professor (Rahimi) is still being threatened by the Iranian proxies.”

Following the threats, Rahimi blamed the court to not judge objectively and announced that the Kurdistan Region’s police urged Rahimi not to go out during night.

“Though the threats were serious, but due to the relationship between two ruling parties of the Kurdistan Region Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Kurdistan’s Democratic Party (KDP) and Iran, the court is not able to judge the case objectively,” Rahimi told Mafnews.