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Second Man Linked to Iranian Bank Scandal has moved to Montreal

by Rhonda Spivak, November 16, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I reported on the fact that an Iranian terror financier from a large bank in Iran involved in funding terror groups in the Middle East , Mahmoud Reza Khavari, has immigrated to Canada and is now living in Toronto.
 
It now turns out that a second man linked to the Iranian bank scandal has moved to Montreal, as reported in the Globe and Mail.
 
Is this just a co-incidence or is Canada is putting out a welcome mat for financiers with links to the Iranian Regime?
 
Sayah Hassan, an Iranian Canadian lawyer and pro-democracy advocate told the Winnipeg Jewish Review that:   "Mehregan Amirkhosravi is the second individual linked to the 2.6 billion dollar embezzlement scandal in Iran that is living in Canada. This shows a clear pattern that individuals who have links to the Islamic Regime in Iran or individuals who have been involved with financial organizations that fund [non-peaceful] nuclear programs and terrorist groups are increasingly finding a safe haven in Canada.
 
"There is great concern that there are other individuals from high ranking officials to interrogators and torturers who have found their way to Canada and have brought along a great amount of money for investment. I think that this is happening potentially at the expense of legitimate refugees who have escaped from Iran in order to save their lives, people who would truly have respect for Canadian values such as freedom and democracy.
 
"Canada is a nation of immigrants and many of us have come here to get away from tyrants and oppressors. We need to make sure Canada does not become a safe haven for those very oppressors that many of us have escaped from."
 
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