Martyred and Murdered
01 Aug 2009 13:40
This list is in the process of being updated.
By SAYA OVAISY in Tehran | 30 July 2009 [Updated 1 Aug 2009]
[TEHRAN BUREAU] A massive demonstration had been called for today to commemorate the dead of "Bloody Saturday" -- the violent showdown on June 20 in central Tehran during which Neda Aga Soltan and others were killed.
Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi's Facebook page announced he would pay homage at her grave at Behesht Zahra cemetery on the outskirts of the capital. Mousavi invited other mourners to join him for the Shia 40-day memorial ritual.
Tehran Bureau is compiling profiles of those who died in the post-election turmoil, as confirmed by official news sites Mowjcamp, Ghalam News and other reliable sources. The list (chronologically ordered) will be updated.
[JUNE 13 STREET PROTESTS]
Died on the night of June 13 at Tajrish hospital from a bullet fired into his stomach.
Ramin took part in the protests that erupted on Saturday June 13 after poll results were announced. Intelligence agents later came to his house, saying they had identified him as a "rioter" in footage taken that day. Ramin's mother accompanied her son to the police station to plead his case as innocent. But he was detained for two weeks, during which time he was hung upside-down for several days. He died from blood clots in his lungs two days after returning home.
She died at a hospital after sustaining head injuries during protests on June 13th.
[JUNE 15 AZADI SQUARE]
He was arrested on June 15 near Enquelab Square; died in prison of injuries to the head.
Hossein Akhtar Zand
He was severely beaten and tossed from a third-floor rooftop by Basij militia during June 15 protests in Isfahan. Hossein died in the hospital in front of his mother and sister, for whom he was the breadwinner of the family.
He was shot from bullets fired from the Basij station at Azadi Square. Naser was studying aerospace engineering at Azad University in Tehran; his death sparked unrest at the science and research center at the university.
After he went missing on June 15, Sohrab's mother searched for her son by visiting prisons and courts with his photograph. She was finally summoned after a month by the Revolutionary Court and asked to identify him among photos of corpses. He had died of a gunshot wound to the chest.
Kianush was a graduate student of chemical engineering at Tehran Science & Industry University. He was shot by Basij forces on June 15 and found in a morgue by his family several days later.
A reporter for Abrare Eqtesadi newspaper; died June 15 of a brain hemorrhage after a severe baton blow to the head. His body was not given to his family until July 13. Reporters Without Borders announced him as the first journalist to die in the course of the crackdown launched by the Iranian authorities.
Davoud, an electric technician, was shot in the chest at Azadi Square during the June 15th demo and died a few hours later at Rasoul Akram hospital.
Died at a hospital after sustaining head injuries during protests on June 13th.
Amirhossein, a father with a seven-year-old daughter, disappeared on June 15. After searching Tehran hospitals for a week to no avail, his distraught family identified him among photos of corpses at the coroner's office. Marks on his corpse included a deep gash in the head, a broken arm, and gunshot wounds in the arm, but the exact cause of death was unclear.
[JUNE 20 "BLOODY SATURDAY" DEMO]
Neda Agha Soltan
Neda, as recounted by her boyfriend.
He was shot in the head while standing at an intersection in downtown Tehran on his way home from acting class.
Hossein, a shopkeeper, was shot in the head during the June 20 protests.
Masoud died of bullet to the heart on June 20 near Azadi Street.
This university student was killed by three bullets to the chest on Saadi St. in Tehran. His sister recounts that she had begged him not to join the protests, but her brother had eagerly gone to the streets.
[18 TIR DEMO]
Arrested on July 9th on Valiasr Square, detained at Kahrizak camp and later transferred to Evin prison. Family was notified of his release on July 15; upon arrival at Evin they were told son was injured and taken to Loqman Hospital. Found him in a near-comatose state and took him to Mehr hospital where doctors were unable to revive him. This high school student had been preparing for the summertime national concours (university entrance exam) for entry to medical school.
Mohsen was a graduate student in computer engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran. He belonged to a prominent conservative family. His father, a high-ranking official in the Ministry of Health, was an adviser to Mohsen Rezaee, the conservative candidate in the June 12 presidential election. Mohsen's father was also a long-time member of the Basij militia. It was confirmed that he died at Evin. The authorities claimed his death was caused by meningitis; his family said that he died of bleeding in the lungs.
As reported by the Washington Post, Hossein Alaei, a retired Revolutionary Guard commander and friend of the Rouholamini family, wrote a dramatic open letter published on Nowruznews, a Web site close to the opposition, conveying the words of Abdolhussein Rouholamini, the father.
"When I saw his body I noticed that they had crushed his mouth. My son was an honest person. He wouldn't lie. I'm sure that he's given correct answers to anything they'd asked him," the letter said. "They probably couldn't stand his honesty and beat him until he died under torture."
Amir, a graduate student of industrial management, was arrested on July 9th and died under torture in prison.
[JULY 17 FRIDAY PRAYERS DEMO]
While attending the Hashemi-led Friday Prayers in front of Tehran University, Mostafa was pounded repeatedly on the head by Basij batons. Upon returning home, his mother realized his condition was critical and took him to Kasra hospital. He passed away that same night from brain hemorrhaging. His cause of death was reported as a "stroke." This newly-engaged young man was buried at Behesht Zahra cemetery the following day.
[Others, in process of updating...]
Died on June 13th.
Some of the names available read out on this video taken at cemetery.