1987

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Yeager v Iran US v Iran Iran-US claims tribunal

An American national, employed in Iran by an American Company, after the Islamic revolutionary government took office, ‘revolutionary guards’ came to his apartment and gave him 30 minutes to pack, was taken to Hilton Hotel for 7 days and was flown out of Iran. To a claim of expulsion contrary to CIL, Iran argued that the conduct of the ‘guards’ was not attribute to it.

Many of Ayatollah Khomeini’s supporters were organised in ‘Komitehs’ It is reported that they made arrest, confiscated property and took people to prison. The Komitehs obtained a firm position within the state structure and were eventually conferred a permanent place in the state budget. Komitehs were acting in fact on behalf of the new government or at least exercised elements of governmental authority in the absence of official authorities.