Iranian is quizzed on theft
15-Apr-2008 (one comment)

An Iranian businessman has been arrested for allegedly stealing rare books and prints from the British Library. Farhad Hakimzadeh, 49, was escorted from his £350,000 flat in Knightsbridge, West London, and questioned by detectives at Camden police station.

Jahanshah Javid

rare books are a steal

by Jahanshah Javid on

I had heard about this case a few months ago. I don't know Hakimzadeh but his Iran Heritage Foundation in London has done so much quality cultural work in recent years. I just hope none of this is true. The news is very strange. I mean, how could someone simply walk away with so many valuable manuscripts and not expect to be caught? Unless you really really want to be caught. I would love to know what Hakimzadeh has said in his defense.