Missing or killed Iran scientists

It is not the first time that one of the country's scientists got killed or gone missing.

    Shahram Amiri was allegedly interrogated by CIA for over a year before his release in July 2010 [GALLO/GETTY]

    26 January 2007: Ardeshir Hassanpour, a nuclear scientist working at Iran's uranium conversion plant in Isfahann, dies. Officials blame his death on unexplained gas poisoning.

    June 2009: Shahram Amiri, who worked for Iran's atomic energy organisation, disappears during a pilgrimage (Oumra) to Mecca. He surfaces a year later in July 2010, claiming he had been abducted by CIA agents.

    12 January 2010: Massoud Ali Mohammadi, a leading scientist, was killed when a remote-controlled bomb exploded near his car.

    29 November 2010: Dr. Majid Shahriari,  member of the nuclear engineering department of Shahid Beheshti University in northern Tehran, killed by a remote-controlled car bomb. Dr. Fereydoon Abbasi, a nuclear physics researcher at the defence ministry, was injured in a similar but separate explosion on the same day.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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