A month after the execution in Tehran of five imprisoned activists, a lawyer involved in the case has told RFE/RL’s Radio Farda that he still does not know what has been done with their bodies. Farzad Kamangar, Shirin Alam Hooli, Farhad Vakili, Ali Heydarian, and Mehdi Eslamian were hanged on May 9 at Tehran’s Evin Prison for alleged links to terrorist groups. All but one were Kurdish activists.
On June 2, the governor of Iran’s Kurdistan Province, Esmaeel Najar, told the families that the five bodies have been buried. The governor would not reveal the place of the burial for what he said were “security reasons.”
But lawyer Khalil Bahramian, who represented Kurdish teacher Kamangar, told RFE/RL’s Radio Farda it is still not clear if the authorities have actually buried the bodies.