Man found dead in landing gear of flight from Iran to Germany

Workers at Frankfurt airport discovered the body of a man on the landing gear of a plane this week that had flown from the Iranian capital Tehran, fueling speculation that the man may have been trying to escape the regime.

The flight, Lufthansa Flight 601, arrived in Frankfurt around 6:30 am. on Thursday and after the plane’s passengers departed the terminal, ground crew inspected the plane and discovered the remains of a man in the landing gear of the Airbus A340.

Workers also discovered an oxygen supply along with a mask next to the man’s body, and investigators believe he must have sneaked onto the plane before it left Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport. Bild References.

Germany saw large demonstrations by Iranian nationals in Berlin last week, as thousands of people gathered in the German capital to stand in solidarity with protesters in their country who have protested against the Islamist regime in recent weeks, with many protesters killed by Iranian authorities.

The protests in Iran began in mid-September after a 22-year-old woman named Mahsa Amini died while in police custody after being arrested by the country’s morality police for wearing a headscarf.

Earlier this week, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock commented on the ongoing situation in Iran, saying: “The human rights situation in Iran is deteriorating day by day, with security forces taking increasingly brutal action against women and men in the streets, who demand nothing more than their universal human rights.”

“More than 13,000 people are said to have been arrested and over 250 shot or beaten to death. The systematic oppression of women and ethnic, religious and sexual minorities in Iran is nothing new, but it is currently reaching unprecedented levels,” he added.

Baerbock added that Germany would restrict visas for Iranian nationals linked to human rights abuses, possibly including their family members.

The Iranian regime responded to Baebok’s remarks by summoning the German ambassador on Thursday and accusing Germany of meddling in Iran’s internal affairs.

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