Friday April 7, 2006 (Stop Fundamentalism) – a Swiss judge ordered an international arrest warrant for one of the most notorious Iranian terrorists known, the former head of Iranâ€™s secret police, Ali Fallahian, for ordering the assassination of a prominent Iranian dissident 15 years ago in Switzerland.
The warrant demands the arrest of Ali Fallahian on grounds he "decided and ordered the execution of Kazem Rajavi.â€ Rajavi, a prominent Human Right activist, was shot to death near his suburban Geneva home in 1990. He had obtained political asylum in Switzerland in 1973.
Iranian Intelligence Ministry agents have been behind the slayings of a number of dissidents abroad especially during Fallahian’s eight-year tenure as intelligence chief.
German authorities issued a warrant for Fallahian in March 1996 for allegedly ordering the killing of four Iranian dissidents in Berlin, but there has never been a report of his being arrested.
What is noteworthy about the judgment is that the case for this murder was closed a couple of times by the Swiss authorities due to political pressures from Iran. Some terrorists involved in the assassination fled to France at the time but the French authority arrested and sent them to Tehran.
The Iranian regime has committed many assassinations of political opponents through out the Europe especially during the 1980s. However, due to established political and economical ties with the host country, it has always managed to get away. Now after 27 years, the West is beginning to realize the true nature of this regime and the real threat it poses to the whole world.
The arrest warrant is a positive step towards realization of dissent amongst the Iranians.
In addition, it is important to realize that assassination and terrorist activities by the regime came directly from the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamanei and Iranâ€™s second man Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Therefore, they also should be on International Policeâ€™s arrest list.