Iranian TV CEO Karimian who was wanted by Iranian regime killed in Turkey
The founder and chairman of the Iranian Persian-language Gem TV company has been killed in Istanbul. Saeed Karimian, 45, was shot dead in the Maslak neighbourhood, along with his Kuwaiti business partner.
Karimian had previously been tried in absentia by a Tehran court and sentenced to six years in prison for spreading propaganda against Iran.
It is understood he died immediately after the gunmen - who were reportedly masked - opened fire on the vehicle on Saturday evening, while his business partner died later in hospital.
Gem TV, which dubs foreign and Western shows into Persian and broadcasts them has been criticized by Iran for showing programmes which go against Islamic values and has been accused the channel of spreading Western culture.
The Oslo Times International News Network