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France

Court grants parole to convicted killer of Iranian ex-PM, says lawyer

Video by Shona BHATTACHARYYA

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-05-18

A French court has granted a conditional release for Ali Vakili Rad (photo), the Iranian agent jailed for the 1991 assassination of Shapour Bakhtiar, a former Iranian PM during the Shah’s era, Vakili Rad’s lawyer told reporters Tuesday.

AFP - A French court on Tuesday released Iranian agent Ali Vakili Rad on parole, his lawyer said, just days after a young French academic accused of spying by Tehran was allowed to return home.

Vakili Rad was serving a life sentence for murdering the Shah's last prime minister, Shapour Bakhtiar, at his home outside Paris in August 1991 and he became eligible for parole last year.
  
His lawyer Sorin Margulis said a sentencing court agreed on Tuesday to release the Iranian national after the interior minister signed a deportation order, paving the way for Vakili Rad's return to Iran.
 

Date created : 2010-05-18

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