The Judiciary of Iran sentenced Iranian-German national Jamshid Sharmahd to death on charges of “corruption on earth.”
The Iranian government accused Sharmahd of being the Leader of a pro-monarchist group responsible for a 2008 attack on a mosque in Shiraz. The 2008 bombing killed 14 people, injuring 200. He is also accused of many other attacks in the country.
The 68-year-old is a Journalist and software engineer. He started his own software Company and relocated to the U.S. in 2003, where he is a legal resident.
The Intelligence of the Islamic Regime detained Sharmahd in Dubai at the end of July 2020 and transported him to Iran. Let’s take a detailed look at what happened in 2008.
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German-Iranian Journalist National Jamshid Sharmahd Sentence To Death
On Tuesday, the judiciary’s Mizan news agency reported that Jamshid Sharmahd was sentenced to death for “corruption on earth.”
In addition to heading a pro-monarchist group, the Iranian-German national has been accused of planning other attacks in the country. The agency revealed that Jamshid’s verdict can still be appealed in the supreme court.
The intelligence ministry announced Sharmahd’s arrest in 2020 and called him “the ringleader of the terrorist Tondar gang, who directed armed and terrorist acts in Iran from America.”
The little-known Kingdom Assembly of Iran, or Tondar, which has its headquarters in Los Angeles, claims it intends to reestablish the Iranian monarchy destroyed by the 1979 Islamic revolution.
It operates radio and television stations overseas that reportedly support Iran’s opposition.
Who Is Jamshid Sharmahd? More On His Parents, Wife And Kids
Jamshid Sharmahd was born in Tehran on 23 March 1955. His Father was from German. He went to Hannover, Germany, with his dad when he was seven. The Journalist grew up in a German-Iranian household.
He was granted German citizenship in 1995. Moreover, Sharmahd studied and became a software engineer. As mentioned above, the Iran-born engineer has established a Software Company.
Jamshid Sharmahd returned to his homeland in 1980 for a short time. During that period, he married and had a daughter, Gazelle Sharmahd.
In 1982, Sharmahd returned to his country with his spouse and child.
A technological error made his contributions to the Tondar dissident group’s website public in 2007. As a result, the Iranian authorities targeted him for murder attempts and harassment.
He was taken hostage by the Iranian authorities in Dubai in July 2020 during a layover, and he has been detained there ever since. His family alleged that he would be put to death.
Furthermore, Jamshid Sharmahd has also been charged with being Western Intelligence’s spy, a charge frequently leveled against regime opponents. His kidnapping is one of many that the Iranian government has carried out.
The 2008 Shiraz Bombing
On 12 April 2008, the explosion occurred during prayers at the Hosseynieh Seyed al-Shohada Mosque in the Southern Iranian city of Shiraz, Fars province. Fourteen people died, and over 200 people were injured.
As per the reports, the bomb exploded when around 800 people, mostly youth, gathered at the Mosque to hear sermons. BBC also said that numerous homes near the Mosque had windows broken by the explosion.
Initially, Iranian officials stated that the explosion was not the result of a terrorist assault but was brought on by unexploded bombs displayed in the Mosque as part of an exhibition honoring Iran’s 1980–1988 war with Iraq.
Shortly after, Interior Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi asserted that the explosion was a terrorist act.
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