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  • Karim Mohammedzadeh was an Kurdish dissident who was assassinated in Sweden in 1990. Karim Mohammedzadeh was born in Iranian Kurdistan and came to Sweden as a political refugee in 1988 and immediately gained the right to asylum. On 1 April 1990 he was assassinated in his apartment in the town of Nynäshamn south of Stockholm. The murder remains officially unsolved. However, the Iranian government is widely believed to have ordered the assassination as it had many similarities with other assassinations and assassination attempts on eastern Kurdish dissidents around the world at this time. In 2003, Sveriges Television showed a documentary film about the case by filmmaker Oscar Hedin. In the film, titled I nationens intresse, an Iranian intelligence officer named Reza Taslimi was identified as the probable assassin. The Swedish Security Service was severely criticised for having obstructed the criminal investigation carried out by the local Swedish police by withholding important information. For example, it was alleged that Taslimi had been identified by a taxi driver, who had driven him from Nynäshamn to Stockholm the day after the murder.

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