Arms dealer was ‘highlighting human rights abuses’

An arms dealer accused of launching a ‘campaign of denigration’ against the Gulf state suing him for £2m claims he was trying to highlight human rights’ abuses. Farhad Azima, 78, is regarded as an ‘enemy of Iran’ who was working with the CIA against them, the High Court was told. The Iranian-American businessman helped train pilots for the airline of Ras-al-Khaimah [RAK], part of the United Arab Emirates. But the emirate state’s investment body, RAKIA, has accused him of fraud…

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