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20 November 2017


Iranian TV mogul shot dead in Istanbul - Photo

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The founder and chairman of the Persian-language Gem TV company has been killed in Istanbul.

Axar.az reports citing to BBC Saeed Karimian, 45, was shot dead in the Maslak neighbourhood, along with his Kuwaiti business partner.

The vehicle used in the apparent assassination was later found burnt out. Turkish police are investigating.
Mr Karimian had previously been tried in absentia by a Tehran court and sentenced to six years in prison for spreading propaganda against Iran.

It is understood he died immediately after the gunmen - who were reportedly masked - opened fire on the vehicle on Saturday evening, while his business partner died later in hospital.

Gem TV, which dubs foreign and Western shows into Persian and broadcasts them into Iran, has been criticized by Iran for showing programmes which go against Islamic values and has been accused the channel of spreading Western culture.

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2017.04.30 / 19:19
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