Iranian Agents Are Facing Charges For Their Role In A Plot To Kidnap A U.S. Journalist
The charging documents say that the men hired private investigators, by misrepresenting who they were and what they wanted, to surveil the author in Brooklyn during 2020 and 2021. Prosecutors said Farahni's intelligence network also researched how to get the author out of New York prior to the abduction plot, hatching plans to lure her to a third country where they would capture her. One of those plans included having Alinejad's family inside Iran tell her to meet them somewhere outside the country, but the relatives refused.