30 September 2009
26 September 2009
The documents suggest that at least 200 demonstrators were killed in Tehran, with 56 others still unaccounted for, and that 173 were killed in other cities. These are several times higher than the official figures. Just over half of the 200 were killed on the streets. […]
The documents also suggest that a chain of unofficial, makeshift prisons has been set up across Iran where rape and torture are common practice. In Tehran alone, 37 young men and women claim to have been raped by their jailers. Doctors’ reports say that two males, aged 17 and 22, died as a result of severe internal bleeding after being raped.
25 September 2009
Translation tweeted by @persianbanoo, September 21.
19 September 2009
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14 September 2009
Twitter September 13-14:
- @IranRiggedElect: Reza Allamehzadeh claims video & conversation with Karroubi's witness (rape victim).
- @sbelg: Ebrahim Sharifi, Karoubi's witness, records a video on his cell phone & sends it out to tell his story.
- @iran88: Karoubi's eyewitness: My families was threatened to death, I'm hiding (FA) http://bit.ly/EVXpn
I’ll publish English translation if it becomes available.
13 September 2009
11 September 2009
- a list of martyrs that had been identified so far
The list has been compiled by the committee set up by Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi to investigate the deaths and arrests in the unrest following the fraudulent election.
The list has been translated by homylafayette, who has done a great job adding photos, footage, and additional information in order to, as he says, elevate the individual victims beyond statistics. The blogpost will be updated when more information becomes available.
- Form a truth finding commission and arbitration that is acceptable to all stakeholders in the tenth presidential election and investigate the crimes and fraud that were carried out and punish all wrongdoers.
- A revision of the election laws such that conditions are formed for fair and just elections which people can trust
- Identify and punish the parties involved in the atrocities that occurred in the aftermath of the election against the people in all police, military and media institutions.
- Attend to those who have suffered in the aftermath of the election, and the families of the victims. The release of all political activists and people who were arrested over the election, and put an end to their trial, redeem their dignity and put an end to the threats and harassments that they are still subject to, [harassments like] coercing them into giving up their rights and take back their complaints.
- Enforce article 168 of the constitution to define political crime, and try the political crimes in the presence of a jury.
- Guarantee the freedom of press, changing the biased behavior of National TV, removing restrictions imposed on political parties and groups, allowing different perspectives to be presented in the media, especially national TV. Reforming the national TV constitution such that it can be held accountable for its illegal actions.
- Put the created capacities to action in light of a reading from the 44th article of the constitution to create private television and radio.
- Guarantee the fundamental rights of people, the freedom to assembly and rallies by enforcing the 27th article of the constitution.
- Legislate a ban on the interference of military officials in political affairs and prevent intervention of military forces in economic activities.
6 September 2009
21. Saeeda Pour-Aghaie, a young girl, was raped and killed in detention. Confirmed reports say Saeeda was arrested by Basijis, from her home, for chanting Allaho Akbar from her rooftop. She was taken into detention, raped and then killed. Her body was burnt, except for her legs from her knees downwards, with a strong acid, to hide the evidence of her brutal ordeal.
Twenty days after her initial arrest, her mother was taken to the morgue and her body was identified. Her mother was not allowed to take her body for burial. She was later buried in the 302 section of Beheshte Zahra, in secret, without her family's knowledge.
Her family has been put under extreme pressure, to say the cause of Saeeda's death, was the result of complications arising from a kidney infection.
A picture of Saeeda and a full report in Farsi: http://www.mowjcamp.com/article/id/24124
22. At least two reliable sources, claim they have received reports, that unmarked graves in Beheshte Zahra's 302 section, are the graves of women, who have been raped and then killed, after being arrested for protesting. This could not be confirmed by other sources at this time.
Read more about Saeeda Pour-Aghaie on homylafayette’s blog
Amir was arrested on July 9. He was brought to the police station where he was beaten so badly that he was later taken to hospital. His family was informed. He had jaw, nose, facial and arm injuries. A head scan showed no brain injury, but his family wanted a second opinion. The police agreed and they took him to Laleh hospital where he was checked and released to the police the next morning.
The police brought him back to the police station. Next he was moved to the Intel police station and then to an unknown location. Those arrested on July 9 were moved either to Evin or to Kahrizak. Their familiers were told to check back in ten days. Amir's family went back to Evin but his name was
From July 9 to July 28 Amir's family was being told by court that his interrogation was almost finished. On July 29 they were told to go to Kahrizak morgue, where they identified his body. Amir's body had been moved to the morgue four days after his arrest, cause of death unknown. It was kept at Kahrizak morgue for weeks, while the family was given false info.