Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Regime Tries to Arrest the Entire Family of the Executed Teacher
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.