Sam Ghandchiسام قندچيTurkey and Iran Must be Held Accountable for Murder of Saeed Karimian and Death of Seyed Jamal Hosseini
Sam Ghandchi
ترکیه و ایران باید پاسخگوی قتل سعید کریمیان و مرگ سید جمال حسینی باشند


Yesterday it was announced in the news that Mr. Saeed Karimian, CEO of Gem TV, was shot dead in Istanbul (1).


About three years ago, Seyed Jamal Hosseini, editor and co-founder of HRANA died in a suspicious way in Turkey (2). Later the Turkish police announced that Mr. Jamal Hosseini's body had arrived for autopsy too late and therefore the cause of death could not be determined with certainty.


We need to ask what can be done if Turkish police is not able to protect Iranian journalists in that country? Shouldn't Iran's human rights activists call for an investigation through the United Nations?


Didn't UN form a committee to investigate the assassination of Rafic Hariri in Lebanon. Why a similar action cannot be requested with regards to the death of Iranian journalists in Turkey? Would Ms. Shirin Ebadi, Iran's Nobel Peace Laureate be able and willing to take the initiative for such international action to protect the Iranian journalists?

Hoping for a democratic and secular
futurist republic in Iran,

Sam Ghandchi, Editor/Publisher
30, 2017


1. BBC: Gem TV: Iranian CEO Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul


2. HRANA: The First Anniversary of Jamal Hosseini Was Held in Turkey

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