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 Iranian Bioweapon Researcher Nasser Talebzadeh Ordoubadi Dies Suspiciously in the US

Press TV, Feb 18, 2009

Dr. Nasser Talebzadeh Ordoubadi, who changed his name to Noah Mckay
after a jail term, has reportedly died a suspicious death in the US.

A US-based Iranian doctor working to discover an antitoxin therapy of
biological weapons has purportedly died a "suspicious death."

One of the leading bioweapon researchers and a regular keynote speaker
at international conferences, Dr. Nasser Talebzadeh Ordoubadi died on
Saturday in what his doctors described as a "suspicious death".

Media reports have linked Dr. Talebzadeh Ordoubadi's mysterious death to
his notable accomplishments in discovering an antitoxin treatment for

The use of biological and chemical weapons -- which is considered
illegal under The Hague convention on rules of warfare -- is feared by
many experts more than the use of nuclear weapons.

Biological weapons can kill, incapacitate, or seriously impede an
individual as well as entire cities or places where they are used.

While there are antibiotic and penicillin treatments for different types
of bioweapons, some of them such as Botulism and Ricin still remain
without any antitoxin or vaccine to cure those subjected to the
poisonous weapon.

According to Tabnak, Dr. Talebzadeh's achievements in finding a cure to
bioweapons had made him the target of various accusations from the
government of the United States -- one of the possessors of biological
weapons -- since 1992.

In 2000, the Iranian doctor was sentenced to 35 months in prison on
charges of health care and mail fraud under the new HIPAA regulations
(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).

His jail sentence, which prompted him to change his name to Noah McKay,
came after years of government attempts to level various accusations
against him.

The charges, which were never substantiated, proven or confirmed,
included "money laundering, funding Middle Eastern terrorists, and
connections to the Russian mafia in Seattle".

While serving in the federal prison camp in Sheridan, Oregon, he told
one of his lawyers "my life is in danger and I should change my name and
request transfer to another prison."

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