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.
.@AlinejadMasih was the target of the 5-member team led by Farahani, Islamic Republic intelligence official. Niloufar Bahadorifar is arrested for providing the financial means for the kidnapping plot.
This team had planned kidnapping of 3 in Canada & 1 in the UK, too.#IranTruth pic.twitter.com/1LDz2mNION
— IranTrue (@iran_true) July 14, 2021
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.
Niloufar Bahadorifar California
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.
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.