The U.S. State Department’s newly released annual report on human rights conditions in Iran shines a spotlight on horrific abuse.
Early in the document, the State Department cites reports of multiple acts of arbitrary or unlawful killings committed by the government or its agents.
An example: the July 2009 murder of Mohammad Naderipour, chairman of the student chapter of former presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi’s election campaign. Mr. Naderipour’s body was found in his car 48 hours after plain-clothed security agents arrested him. He had been beaten to death. Authorities, the State Department said, demanded the family bury his body immediately, allegedly to avoid further investigation.