Trial of Iranian Terrorism in Germany (DVD)
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Two Rare Documentary Films on one DVD
دو فيلم مستند در باره محاکمه قاتلين رستوران ميکونوس و محکوميت تروريسم دولتي ايران در آلمان
film begins with the assassination of four Kurdish Iranian regime opponents on
September 17, 1992 in Berlin. This leads to the history of Iranian terrorism,
which has killed government opponents of all political colours in exile,
including a large number in Europe.
"Berlin, the first trial..." carefully follows these assassinations which took place in Berlin, of which one Iranian and four Lebanese were accused; during their trial, which began in October 93, the Iranian government found itself for the first time being accused as the commissioning agent of these assassinations. The film also follows the trial of the assassins of Shapour Bakhtiar (the last Prime Minister of the Shah) and of his secretary Soroush Katibeh, which took place in November 1994 at the Central Paris courthouse. Two of the Iranian accused were fund guilty, but Zeinolabedin Sarhadi, an agent of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign affairs is acquitted. This acquittal satisfies the Iranian government and brings angry reaction from the victims' friends and relations.
documentary enquiry starts out from the assassination of four members of the
Iranian Kurdish political opposition on September 17th, 1992 in the Mykonos
Restaurant in Berlin. The film closely investigates all the ramifications of
these murders. In October 1993 the trial began of one Iranian and four
Lebanese citizens, accused of carrying out this terrorist attack. The trial
lasted three and a half years.
April 10, 1997, the Berlin court, after 247 public hearings, reached a
verdict. The judge sentenced the terrorists to jail. For the first time in
history, he also convicted the leaders of the Iranian state as the people who
ordered the assassinations. Immediately, the European governments took the
decision to recall their ambassadors from Tehran. The film recounts the seven
months of political crisis between the European Union and Iran, which ended
with the return of the European ambassadors to Tehran in November 97. The
ambassadors' return was heralded by Tehran as a victory, for Iranian regime
had succeeded in laying down its conditions to the European Union.
- Director: Jamshid