Iran: The Prime Suspect in a Dissident's Death

Nov 17, 2017 | 16:51 GMT

An Iranian dissident is murdered in Amsterdam, fitting a pattern established by Iran's security services


When I see news of a political activist's slaying, the first thing I look for is how the crime was committed. Often, the modus operandi will have characteristics in common with those from other cases of politically motivated murder that I have investigated in the past. The path to finding answers in some of those cases can be crystal clear, but investigators in others must follow a very murky trail, especially in those carried out by state-sponsored actors....