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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “US charges four with plot to kidnap journalist critical of Iran” – below is their description.
Four Iranian men accused of plotting to kidnap a New York-based activist, have been charged in the US.
Iranian-American Masih Alinejad is a prominent critic of the government in Tehran.
She says she has received death threats for years.
The FBI issued photos of the suspected mastermind of the plot, Alireza Farahani, an Iranian intelligence official.
Farahani and three other intelligence operatives were charged in federal court in Manhattan, although they remain at large in Iran.
Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York, US.
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