ABDULMALEK RIGI CAPTURED BY IRAN
The Arabic language channel al-Alam said Abdulmalek Rigi had been held in eastern Iran, but gave no more details. The state-owned Arabic language service, reported that Abdulmalek Rigi was arrested “inside Iran”, in the eastern part of the country, prompting speculation that Iran might have intercepted Rigis aircraft and forced it to land in Iran.
The official IRNA news agency later said he had been travelling in a plane to an Arab country via Pakistan before his arrest. “His plane was ordered to land and then he was arrested after the plane was searched,” Iranian lawmaker Mohammed Dehgan was quoted by news agency AFP as saying ( Failure in the Gulf ).
Indeed, Abdulmalek Rigi said on Iranian state-run TV, on Friday 02/26/2010, that Iranian authorities had detained him on his way to a meeting with a “high-ranking American person” in Kyrgyzstan. .
** Abdulmalek Rigi was hanged, by the Iranian authorities, in front of families of victims of his insurgency, on Sunday 06/20/2010.
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