The Tehran Connection

As the relative of an Iranian dissident who was murdered in France, I thank TIME for breaking the silence on how Iran hunts down its opponents abroad ((TERRORISM, March 21)). Iran's ruling mullahs butcher Iranian dissidents abroad to demonstrate the mullahs' capacity to eliminate their critics with impunity no matter where those critics live. No doubt the mullahs are encouraged by the decision of several Western governments to appease Iran. Handing suspects in the murder of dissidents back to Iran may win a few short- term economic and political advantages, but it will not end Iranian terrorism.

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