Texas man charged two years after affluent Iranian student activist, 30, was gunned down in possible honor killing

The late Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a molecular genetics student had spoken out publicly against the Iranian government and converted to Christianity

A Houston-area man, originally from Jordan, has been charged in the 2012 shooting death of an Iranian student and women’s rights activist.

Spokesman Jeff McShan says a grand jury in Houston indicted 56-year-old Ali Irsan on Thursday in the January 2012, killing of 30-year-old Gelareh Bagherzadeh.

Bagherzadeh was shot dead as she talked with her boyfriend on her cellphone.

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