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08/29/10

Swedish-Iranian Employee Of Oriflame Charged In Iran

Source: RFE/RL

Sweden's Foreign Ministry has said that a Swedish-Iranian employee of Swedish cosmetics firm Oriflame has been charged in Iran for establishing a pyramid scheme and deriving illegal earnings from it.


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Ministry spokeswoman Camilla Aakesson Lindblom said the employee was a man in his 30s who held both Swedish and Iranian nationalities.

The Tehran office of Swedish direct-sales cosmetics company Oriflame was shut down by authorities on August 22 and five of its employees were arrested amid allegations that it was running a pyramid scheme and was possibly backed by a spy agency.

On August 28, Iran's Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi accused the firm of trying to harm Iran's security.

compiled from agency reports


Copyright (c) 2010 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036. www.rferl.org

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