Nabavi, Hajjarian may be tried for Rajai assassination
06 Aug 2009 16:28
Source: Asr Iran Mohammad-Hossein Saffar-Harandi, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first term, said Saeed Hajjarian and Behzad Nabavi may be tried in connection with the assassinations of former president Mohammad Ali Rajai and former prime minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar.
Saffar-Harandi said that the case against Hajjarian and Nabavi were still open regarding what he described as their negligence in adopting necessary security measures during the Rajai administration.
In 1981, after the assassinations of Bahonar and Rajai, rumors began circulating about Nabavi's involvement in the bomb blast, which rocked the prime minister's office. The allegations were never proven.
Saffar-Harandi's remarks about the reopening of a 26-year-old case have been perceived as a warning to Reformists that they have very difficult days ahead.