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Four persons from Iran are being charged with planning to kidnap a female journalist and critic of Iran and with planning to take her back to Tehran.
The charges by the US Justice Department do not mention the targeted journalist, but Iranian-American journalist Masih Alinejad has stated she was the target.
The authorities said the plan involved also kidnapping another four persons, one from the UK and three from Canada. The plan was for their kidnapping and transfer to Iran.
Masih Alinejad, who became a US citizen in 2019, said she had been working with the Federal Office of Investigation for the past eight months when she had been approached with photographs of the suspects.
It appears the four accused had used private investigators to spy on the journalist’s home in Brooklyn and on her family.