Massoud Molavi Verdanjani

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Massoud Molavi Verdanjani
BornApril 17, 1986
Isfahan, Iran
💀DiedNov. 14, 2019 (aged 34)
Istanbul, TurkeyNov. 14, 2019 (aged 34)
Cause of deathAssassination by 11 bullets
🏳️ NationalityIranian
💼 Occupation
Former member of Iran's intelligence agencies, revealer of confidential information in his personal channel called "Black Box"

Massoud Molavi Vardanjani (April 17, 1986–14 November 2019) was a former member of the Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.[1] He was assassinated by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence in Istanbul, Turkey.[2] his telegram channel, Black Box, revealing confidential information about the financial corruption and crimes of the Islamic Republic's intelligence agencies, Seyed Ali Khamenei and His son Mojtaba Khamenei. This channel has not been updated since Molavi was killed.[3] Two Iranian diplomats were involved in the assassination, and the Iranian consulate in Turkey was the headquarters of the operation.[4][5] U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States believes that the same group behind the assassination of Massoud Molavi was previously responsible for the multiple killings of dissidents in Turkey.[6] The team was later arrested by Turkish police.[7]


  1. "Rights Defender Says Iranian Journalists Face Danger In Turkey". RFE/RL.
  2. "رویترز: دستور قتل مسعود مولوی در ترکیه را دو مامور اطلاعاتی ایران صادر کردند". BBC News فارسی – via
  3. "مستند بی‌بی‌سی فارسی؛'ترور' دانشمندان هسته‌ای؛ آمران و عاملان کیستند؟". BBC News فارسی – via
  4. Foundation, Thomson Reuters. "EXCLUSIVE-Iranian diplomats instigated killing of dissident in Istanbul, Turkish officials say".
  5. Welle (, Deutsche. "پنج نفر در استانبول در رابطه با قتل مسعود مولوی دستگیر شدند | DW | 28.11.2019". DW.COM.
  6. "US accuses Tehran of being 'directly involved' in the killing of Iranian dissident in Turkey | AW staff". AW.
  7. Staff, Reuters (December 14, 2020). "Turkey detains 11 over abduction of Iranian dissident - police". Reuters – via

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