Man's family learns of his death one month after Iran protests
13-Jul-2009 (one comment)

(CNN) -- An Iranian family learned of their 19-year-old son's death nearly a month after he was shot during a demonstration over the Islamic republic's disputed election results, an international human rights group said Sunday.Sohrab Aarabi was apparently shot dead June 15 during one of the bloody protests that followed the June 12 presidential elections, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. At least 20 protesters were killed in the chaos and more than 1,000 were arrested in Tehran in the first few days after the election, but it was not clear whether Aarabi's death was counted among those.

The teenager was buried about 9:30 a.m. Monday at Beheshteh Zahra, Tehran's largest cemetery. The group says Aarabi's mother, Parvin Fahimi, made repeated attempts to get details about her son after he disappeared. The Revolutionary Court summoned the family on Saturday -- 26 days after he was killed -- to notify them of his death, which the coroner had recorded on June 19.Iranian government officials could not immediately be reached for comment.The human rights group is calling for an independent investigation into Aarabi's death and also into why it took so long for the family to be notified."Many families fear they will also be told their loved ones were killed in the demonstrations, and will be left to wonder if it is the truth, " said Hadi Ghaemi, a spokesman for the human ri... >>>

Ali Lakani

Yeah, kill'em then hide'm

by Ali Lakani on

Wasn't it really BIG of those guys to finally give this kid's body back to his family, after they had been hiding it in a morgue for close to a month?  His family said they had to look through 50 to 60 photographs of dead people before they could identify their child. 

What if he wasn't dead all this time?  What if he was indeed at Evin and they were torturing him and that's how he died?  And now they use this explanation to cover up the fact that he died under torture?  We will never know, will we?  But to be sure we will never again believe anything we hear from these cheaters and murderers.