September 29, 2015

New York Daily News: California Family Demands Hate Crime Charge Against Known White Supremacist Accused of Killing Iranian-American Son

The National Iranian American Council has requested that prosecutors reopen the Tanber’s case as a possible hate crime and to investigate if Thonberg, who has not been charged, played a role in Mazroei’s death. “This tragic incident reflects the broader problem of bigotry and racism in our country, and highlights the rise of discrimination and hate crimes against people of Middle Eastern descent,” the council’s outreach director, Elham Khatami, said in a statement.

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