Iranian Ayatollah Shahroudi in Hanover – ‘Germany should not be a haven for criminals’

Police in the northern German city of Hanover told the newspaper Neue Presse that Iranian Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi Shahroudi has left the city. The Iranian cleric was receiving medical treatment for a reported brain tumor at a private hospital in the city.

The office of Germany’s federal prosecutor says it is continuing to investigate whether to bring charges against Shahroudi.

A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said authorities “will continue to examine on a legal basis whether [Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi] Shahroudi was guilty of crimes against humanity” during his decade overseeing an estimated 2,000 executions as the head of Iran’s justice ministry, regardless of whether he leaves or stays in the country.

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