Saeed Karimian (file photo)

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Saeed Karimian

The founder and chairman of the Persian-language Gem TV firm has been killed in Istanbul.

Saeed Karimian was shot useless within the Maslak neighbourhood, alongside along with his Kuwaiti enterprise accomplice.

The automobile used within the obvious assassination was later discovered burnt out. Turkish police are investigating.

Mr Karimian had beforehand been tried in absentia by a Tehran courtroom and sentenced to 6 years in jail for spreading propaganda towards Iran.

Gem TV dubs international and Western exhibits into Persian and broadcasts them into Iran.

Gem Group was initially established in London, however later expanded to Dubai. According to the group’s website, it has 17 Persian-language channels, plus one every in Kurdish, Azeri and Arabic.

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