Alimuhamadi the theoretical physics professor who was not involved in Iran’s nuclear program was probably assasinated for supporting Moussavi. “Iranian attorney general Golamhossein Mohseni Ezjei declared, “We have decided to execute at least three of the people arrested in the demonstrations on the afternoon of Ashura [December 27, 2009], because we consider them ‘fighters against God’ (mohareb).” This threat obviously preceded any trial for the participants in the Ashura events.”….
“those in power want it to be thought that anybody who rejects the government or the leadership — and openly expresses such views — will be sentenced to death. For this reason, the physicist Masud Alimuhamadi is logically believed to have been the victim of an extrajudicial execution.” In Iran speak these “mohareb” are elite citizens
Within the Iranian government and its mob of followers, fractures have begun to appear.
Iranian theoretical physics professor, Masud Alimuhamadi, was killed by a remote-control bomb at his house in north Tehran on January 12. Iran’s clerical dictatorship, headed by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, quickly blamed the U.S. and Israel for the terrorist crime, and described Alimuhamadi as a “martyr.” They presented no credible evidence for their accusation, and an American official dismissed the allegation of U.S. involvement as absurd.
Alimuhamadi was not involved in Iran’s nuclear industry; he did not work for the country’s Atomic Energy Organization.
Two days later, on January 14, hundreds of mourners for the assassinated professor filed through Tehran. They were joined by groups who chanted slogans against America and Israel. But members of the Iranian reformist Green Movement, who also participated in the funeral march, are not convinced: Dissidents believe the slaying was carried out by the clerical regime, probably using its most extreme supporters, to demonstrate that the rulers and their fanatical adherents have the capacity and determination to keep power.
Alimuhamadi was a partisan of opposition-cleric, Mir Hossein Moussavi, in last year’s presidential election — which the reformists allege was won by Moussavi but stolen by Khamenei and Ahmadinejad.