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What You Don’t Know About Masih Alinejad’s Kidnapper: Niloufar Bahadorifar Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Family, Facebook, Instagram and More

Niloufar Bahadorifar
Niloufar Bahadorifar

Who is Niloufar Bahadorifar?

Niloufar Bahadorifar is the fifth suspect who was arrested in California on July 1 and is also believed to be linked to the plot where NYC journalist Masih Alinejad was about to be kidnapped, according to reports.

According to The Daily Beast, Bahadorifar has been charged with conspiracy to violate sanctions, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, structuring fraudulent deposits, and conspiracy to launder money.

It is believed Bahadorifar provided financial services to the four for over five years.

How old is Niloufar Bahadorifar?

Niloufar Bahadorifar’s age has not been shared publicly.

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In 2005, Alinejad made international headlines for the first time.

That year, she exposed the bonuses Iranian government officials were receiving, when they had promised to take pay cuts. She was ejected from Parliament as a result and was forced to leave the country for a while.

Undeterred, she continued to battle against the government and wrote the book, ‘The Crown Of Thorns’.

In September 2019, Alinejad’s family was arrested by Iranian police and have since become critics of her work.

In March, we reported on the pro-Iranian Telegram channel Kawtheryoon Electronic Team.

A message on the channel claimed resistance factions are more powerful than they were in the past. In early March, a pair of B-52 bombers flew over the Middle East, for the second time under Biden’s presidency.

As relationships remain frosty between Tehran and Washington, the charges against the four Iranians are likely to complicate the plot further. On July 13, the indictment against the four — Alireza Shavaroghi Farahani, Mahmoud Khazein, Kiya Sadeghi, and Omid Noori — in a Manhattan federal court was unsealed.


Farahani, Khazein, Sadeghi, and Noori’s current whereabouts are unknown.

It was last reported that they live in Iran and hence have not been taken into custody. The indictment names Farahani as an Iranian intelligence official, and the other three as assets. In a series of tweets, Alinejad confirmed the plot against her and even revealed she was receiving police protection for over two weeks as a result.

Masih Alinejad FBI

According to the indictment, Iranian intelligence wanted to kidnap Alinejad and take her back to Iran.

The Justice Department (DoJ) did not specifically mention she was the target, the indictment describes the target as “a journalist, author, and human rights activist, residing in Brooklyn, New York.”

She confirmed she was the target in an interview with The National, saying:

“They had plotted to kidnap me.”

According to the indictment, the Iranians also had her home under surveillance. They planned to kidnap her, and take her to Caracas, in Venezuela by boat. From there, it was believed she would be taken to Iran with little trouble since Venezuela has good relations with Iran. Had the plot succeeded, “the victim’s fate would have been uncertain at best,” the DoJ noted. “This is not some far-fetched movie plot, ” FBI AS William F Sweeney Jr said.

“We allege a group, backed by the Iranian government, conspired to kidnap a US-based journalist here on our soil and forcibly return her to Iran. Not on our watch”, according to the New York Daily Post.

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