Turkey Arrest of Iranian Dissident Coincides with Freedom House’s Transnational Repression Report

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Friday, February 19, 2021
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
2
Abstract: 

On February 13, 2021, Reuters reported that Turkey arrested Mohammad Reza Naserzadeh, 43, an Iranian official, on suspicions that he helped plan the killing of Masoud Malvi Vradanjani, a critic of the Iranian political and military leadership.[1] On February 11, 2021, Freedom House released a report on transnational repression by certain countries, such as Iran, against their dissidents abroad.[2]



[1]    Reuters, Turkey arrests Iranian in 2019 killing, Wash. Post, Feb. 13, 2021.  Yaghoub Fazeli, Turkey arrests Iranian diplomat over killing of dissident in Istanbul: Daily Sabah, Al Arabiya English, Feb. 11, 2021.

[2]    Nate Schenkkan and Isabel Linzer, Out of Sight, Not Out of Reach: The Global Scale and Scope of Transnational Repression  https://freedomhouse.org/report/transnational-repression.