Attorney Timothy B. Fleming, of the Fleming Timmerman Law Group pllc, has appealed to the president of the Republic of Georgia, Salome Zourabichvili, to ensure that 9/11 witness Alireza Soulemane-pak receives a fair trial.
The letter was hand-delivered to the president’s office in Tbilisi by Kenneth R. Timmerman, non-attorney principal in the firm, on Dec. 12, 2019.
The Iranian regime had been trying for several years to get Soleimane-pak to recant his 9/11 testimony. To increase pressure on him, they arrested his brother in Iran in March 2016.
Hoping to get his brother out of Iran during a prison furlough, SOLEIMANEPAK left Germany, where he had been living since 2002, for Tbilisi. There, he invested in a restaurant owned by his son, Anthony.
The day after his arrival in your country – Sunday, September 24, 2017 – the Iranian Ambassador to Georgia, Seyed Javad Qavam Shahidi, a known Iranian intelligence officer, visited SOLEIMANEPAK at the restaurant with four bodyguards, offering to pay him $5 million (U.S.) and provide him a Georgian passport if he would recant his 9/11 testimony against Iran. Again, he refused.
The letter then detailed the plot of Iranian intelligence to entrap Soleimane-pak, by leveraging their relationship with officials in the Georgian government.
On January 17, 2018, the same Iranian ambassador wrote to the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, warning them that SOLEIMANEPAK was intending to murder two Iranians in Tbilisi. On January 22, 2018, the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed this warning to the Georgian State Security department, stating that the information had been passed on by the Iranian embassy.
The first alleged “conspiratorial” meeting between SOLEIMANEPAK and a police informant who subsequently provided conflicting testimony against him, took place a full week after the letter from the Iranian embassy, warning that such a plot was already underway.
This timeline suggests that the alleged crime was entirely concocted by the Iranian regime, working in tandem with individuals inside the security services of the Government of Georgia, then run by Interior Minister Giorgi Gakhari, all with the goal of framing SOLEIMANEPAK for a crime that never occurred and burying him in a Tbilisi prison.
The full letter is available here.