0724 GMT January 20, 2022
Kazem Gharibabadi, the Judiciary chief’s deputy for international affairs and secretary of the country’s High Council for Human Rights, posted a tweet on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the assassination of senior nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, Tasnim News Agency reported.
He praised the scientist for his tireless efforts toward “promoting and localizing peaceful nuclear knowledge”.
“The crime of assassinating scientists will not go unpunished as a gross violation of human rights,” Gharibabadi said.
A chemistry expert, Ahmadi Roshan, 32, oversaw a department at the Natanz nuclear facility. He was murdered on January 11, 2012, by a magnetic bomb placed on his car in northern Tehran, in a terrorist attack blamed on Israel.
Over the past years, Iranian nuclear scientists have been the targets of Western and Israeli spy agencies’ assassination attempts, Press TV reported.
Between 2010 and 2012, four Iranian nuclear scientists – namely Masoud Alimohammadi, Majid Shahriari, Darioush Rezaeinejad and Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan – were assassinated, while another, Fereydoon Abbasi, was wounded in an attempted assassination.
In June 2012, Iran announced that its intelligence forces had identified and arrested all terrorist elements behind the assassination of the country’s nuclear scientists.
In the latest case, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who headed the Iranian Defense Ministry’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, was assassinated on November 27, 2020.