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Leader of US-based ‘terrorist’ group abducted by Iran in Dubai, says family

The leader of a US-based Iranian opposition group has been abducted by Iran while he was staying in Dubai, says his family. The group is designated as a terrorist organisation by Tehran, AP has reported.

Jamshid Sharmahd, 65, was reportedly due to travel to India for a business deal, but his family last heard from him on 28 July. A hotel in Dubai confirmed that he had checked out the following day. However, tracking data showed Sharmahd’s mobile phone had moved from Dubai to the emirate of Al-Ain, before crossing the border into Oman, where the signal stopped on 30 July.

On Saturday, Iran’s Intelligence Ministry confirmed that it had arrested Sharmahd. The Iranians believe that he was behind “armed operations and acts of sabotage” in Iran and published an image of him blindfolded.

According to PressTV, Sharmahd was the ringleader of the Tondar group, which was responsible for a deadly terrorist attack on Seyyed Al-Shohada mosque in the southern city of Shiraz in 2008. The attackers killed 14 people and wounded 215 others. Sharmahd’s family denies the accusations.