Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Regime Tries to Arrest the Entire Family of the Executed Teacher

It wasn't enough for them to unjustly hang the Kurdish teacher, Farzad Kamangar in Evin prison on Sunday, now the regime not only refuses to give his body and belongings back, they have issued arrest warrants for the entire family members who have been 'making too much noise' outside the Evin prison.

Saltaneh Rezayi, Farzad's mother pictured here, Mehrdad Kamangar (Farzad's brother), Sarvar Kamangar (Mehrdad's wife), Shirin Kamangar (Farzad's sister) and Farzad's 15 year old nephew, Javid, have all been threatened with arrest by the Evin prison authorities.

Prison authorities have also refused to return the bodies of the other four executed on Sunday, Farhad Vakili, Shirin Alamhouli, Ali Heydarian and Mehdi Eslamian. The authorities have told the families that bodies will be secretly buried and they will be notified at a later date of the whereabouts of the burial places, in fear of the funerals turning into public protests.

Khalil Bahramian, the Iranian lawyer who represented Shirin and Farzad breaks down during this telephone interview with the Kurdish channel, Newruz, as he describes the injustice of these executions.


Waybec said...

Blimey... How long can a regime led by brutality, injustice, paranoia and fear go on!!! Won't the millions of decent, intelligent and good people of Iran finally mobilise and get rid of this theocratic self-serving evil tyranny!

Anonymous said...

May the people of Iran out last the evil that is stepping on the neck of their freedom.