Iran Body Count

This space has been created to show the violence and deliberate killing of people in Iran after the presidential elections on the 12th of June 2009. Principally it is dedicated to the victims of shootings and people tortured to death in detention centres. If you have any information on these cases, please send them to If you do not wish, we will not publish names and sensitive details.

این وبلاگ به منظور نشان دادن گوشه ای از خشونت و کشتار حکومت غاصب جمهوری اسلامی در دوره انتخابات است ۲۲ ذخرداد مخصوصا برای قربانیان بعد انتخابات و کسانی که در تیر اندازی ها به صورت رحشیانه ای از دست رفتند نظرات خود را می توانید به این آدرس ارسال کنید و کسنی که مایل به چاپ مشغخصات خود هستند بی نام و نشان چاپ می شوند از حضور گرم شما سپاسگزاریم


Saeed Khodadadi

Saeed Khodadadi - سعید خدادادی
It is said that this young man has been killed by the regime security forces after he insulted Khamenei, the Iranian Supreme leader. His dead body has been handed over to his family in the city of Mashhad. It is interesting that an internal iranian website gives a different information about him. It says he fell during his military service in combat with "counter-revolutionary forces" in Ahvaz and died because of a bullet that hit his head. A different source here.


Keramatollah Zareian

Keramatollah Zareian - کرامت‌الله زارعیان
Keramatollah Zareian was born in 1985 and he was a political and student activist. He was arrested in August 2009 during the post-election protest. He was released but forced to move to Singapore to continue his studies. During his visit back to Iran he has been arrested at the airport and again detained. When he decided to stay in Iran to finish his studies, he complained about continuous harrassment by the security forces and threats against him. The security forces wanted to induce him to leave Tehran. On the 25th of November 2012 he has been reported missing and his body has been found in his rented appartement in Jahrom in the bathtub full of water 4 days after. This condition made the determination of the causes of his death much harder. It is highly probable that he has been killed under torture. Sources: in English, in Persian here and here.

Hassan Mirzakhan

Hassan Mirzakhan - حسن میرزاخان
The story of Hassan Mirzakhan is unfortunately one of the less known. This young man died at the age of 26 only recently, on 4th of April 2013, due to his injuries suffered four years ago, on 16th of June, 2009 in Vanak square. He remained paralyzed after he was hit by a bullet shot in his back which damaged his spinal chord.
The information is available only in Persian here.

Sattar Beheshti

Sattar Beheshti - ستار بهشتی
The story of Sattar Beheshti's death became widely known and has been published in most world media. The 35 years old Sattar was a known blogger and on-line activist. After writing critical articles about the human rights violations, first he has been threatened, than arrested on October 30, 2012 and after a week, only his dead body has been returned to his family. You can read more about him here or here. His family has been threatened after they spoke up. 


Sina Arami

Sina Arami -سينا آرامی

This young victim is not widely known. Reportedly he died on Ashoora 2010 and the sources state his friend Mehran's account:“Sina’s family and friends have shut their mouths, but now a guilty conscience has inspired me to tell the truth. Last year, me and Sina had gone to Jamaran for listening to Khatami’s speech. As you know, the Basiji thugs attacked Jamaran and brutally beat everyone, broke the windows, etc and Kahatami’s speech remained incomplete. Sina wanted to record the scene of the crime (with his mobile or camera), but the Basiji thugs saw him, caught him, beat him to death, and took him into a van. The next day, i.e. Ashoura day, the news of his death were given to his family. They threatened that if Sina’s family says anything about his killing, they would killed the other child of Sina’s family. (Maybe) Naturally, his family (and his friends) was scared to death and said nothing about Sina’s tragedy. His family lived in Langroud, Gilan, but after Sina’s tragedy the regime forced Sina’s family into leaving Langroud, and moving to Karaj.” He added: "When I went to Langroud for Sina’s funeral, I saw his dead body. The cuts and bruises on his backs, was clearly a sing of whip. His finger nails were pulled. And some holes, like drill’s holes, were visible in his bones. And the most dreadful thing was about his abdomen. They had emptied his abdomen. Apparently, after a lot of brutal tortures, they finally shot into his hip, and the bullet went from one side of his body to the other side."
Sources: English, Persian 1, Persian 2,


نامه يکی از دوستان بسيار نزديک شهيد گمنام سبز : سينا آرامی

من يکی از دوستان بسيار بسيار نزديک سينا آرامی هستم. من و سينا برای سخنرانی خاتمی به حسينيه جماران رفته بوديم که با نيمه کاره ماندن سخنرانی و حمله وحشيانه بسيجی ها به حسينيه و شکستن شيشه ها و ضرب و شتم مردم توسط بسيجی ها سينا در صدد فيلم برداری از صحنه بر آمد که مورد توجه بسيجی ها قرار گرفت که پس از کتک زدن سينا با باتوم او را به يک ون انتقال دادند. فردای آن روز يعنی روز عاشورا خبر فوت سينا به خانواده اش داده ميشود و به آنها گفته ميشود چنانچه اين ماجرا رسانه ای شود فرزند ديگر آنها را خواهند کشت که همين باعث ترس و سکوت خانواده شان ميشود و از دادگاهی کردن پرونده فرزندشان خودداری ميکنند.

از طرفی عمق اين فاجعه به حدی بود که مردم لنگرود گيلان تحت تاثير قرار گرفته و خواستار قصاص قاتل سينا شدند که بسيجی ها از ترس افزايش اعتراضات محل سکونت خانواده وی را به اجبار از لنگرود به کرج انتقال دادند. اين رژيم هر کاری را برای خفه نگهداشتن مردم انجام داده است چه برسد به خانواده اين شهيد ... احتمال اذيت و آزار خانواده و دوستان وی توسط رژيم هست و اميدوارم مرا درک کنيد. و اگر من به افشا اين شهيد گمنام پرداختم به خاطر دوستی نزديکيست که با هم داشتيم و سکوتم باعث عذاب وجدانم ميشد. زمانی که من برای تدفين سينا به وادی لنگرود رفتم آثار ضربه باتوم به سر ديده ميشد و همچنين شلاق با کابل نيز مشهود بود و کنده شدن ناخن های دست و پا نيز معلوم بود و سوراخ هاهی مانند سوراخ مته در استخوان های سينا مشخص بود و از همه وحشتناک تر خالی شدن شکم وی که به دليل شليک گلوله از پهلوی راست و خروج آن از پهلوی چپ بود.

خواهشا با اعلام و رسانه ای شدن اين شهيد ماهيت رژيم تشنه به خون جوانان بيدار ما را آشکار کنيد تا همه بفهمند که رهبری که ادعای حکومت علی را دارد حتی دادگاهی برای گرفتن حق اين شهيد برگذار نميشود
اگر من به افشا اين شهيد گمنام پرداختم به خاطر دوستی نزديکيست که با هم داشتيم و سکوتم باعث عذاب وجدانم ميشد. زمانی که من برای تدفين سينا به وادی لنگرود رفتم آثار ضربه باتوم به سر ديده ميشد و همچنين شلاق با کابل نيز مشهود بود و کنده شدن ناخن های دست و پا نيز معلوم بود و سوراخ هاهی مانند سوراخ مته در استخوان های سينا مشخص بود و از همه وحشتناک تر خالی شدن شکم وی که به دليل شليک گلوله از پهلوی راست و خروج آن از پهلوی چپ بود.


Alireza Sabouri Miandehi

Alireza Sabouri Miandehi -علیرضا صبوری میاندهی

Alireza passed away more than two years after the post-election riots in Boston at an age of 22.

In the afternoon of 15 June, when he was just nineteen years of age, Alireza was trying to help rescue fellow protesters wounded in front of the Basij militia’s Ashura base, Battalion 117, when he was struck by a bullet and fell unconscious.
He was then taken to Ibn Sina hospital in west Tehran for treatment. Although he gained consciousness at the hospital, doctors were unable to fully remove the bullet from inside his skull. “The bullet exploded inside his head, a fragment left through an eyebrow, [but] the projectile stayed inside his skull while four shrapnel fragments were stuck. The projectile was extracted during a complicated and intense operation, but the fragments remained inside,” a family member told the Green Voice of Freedom on condition of anonymity.

Eleven months after he was first wounded, Alireza, accompanied by the family member, left Iran for Turkey to seek medical treatment through the UN office there. However, despite family pleas to relocate him to Germany where some of his relatives reside, the UN officials in Turkey rejected the family’s calls and instead decided to send Alireza to the United States. “We told them [the UN] time after time that he should be in Germany, close his relatives who could take care of him. But as usual, the UN completely ignored our calls and sent him to the US,” the family argued.
Nearly 900 days after being shot, Alireza Miandehi Sabouri died at the tender age of 22, 6,000 miles away from home in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was buried. “He passed away in a foreign land in silence and loneliness,” the family member continued. “He was treated unjustly both in Iran and abroad.


Arash Arkan

Arash Arkan, 29, is an other victim of the post election riots and prison abuses. He died after one year, 2 months and 26 days of imprisonment, due to lack of health care urgently needed for his kidney disease. He died of heart failure three days after he was hospitalized.
Arash Arkan was arrested on 4 November 2009 while helping a protester who was being chased by the police for having taken pictures from an opposition protests close to Vali-Asr Square in Tehran. According to Iran-Emrooz, Arkan, who had realised that a young protester was in danger of being arrested by Iranian security forces for the sole "crime" of filming the unrest using his mobile phone, quickly intervened and attempted to trip one of the security forces to allow for the protester to flee the scene. Although Arkan's heroic act helped his fellow Iranian to run away, it wasn't enough to to save himself from the batons of the police forces present at the scene.
Until three months after his arrest, there was no information on Arkan's arrest or his place of detention. Despite having spent more than a year in prison, judicial authorities sentenced Arkan to eight months in prison disregarding the fact that he had already spent eight months in detention.
His father, one year after his son's death, breaks the silence and speaks out about the imprisonment and death of Arash. Here you can find the transcript of the interview with him. For Persian speakers the audio file is here.


Hoda Saber

Hoda Saber, 52, a senior journalist and activist, died June 12th in Modarres Hospital after he started a hunger strike after the tragic death of Haleh Sahabi on her father's funeral. He was serving his prison term for his activities and in consequence of his hunger strike he died of a heart failure after he had been brought to the hospital from the Evin prison. His family accused the authorities of inadequate health care given to him and thus being responsible of his death.

Haleh Sahabi

Haleh Sahabi, 54, womens' rights activist and daughter of Ezzatollah Sahabi, a prominent reformist figure, 1st of June 2011 died of a heart attack following clashes with the security forces and plainclothes agents on her father's funeral. Reports by eye witnesses say that these people disturbed the ceremony and shouted insults. Shortly after a scuffle Haleh passed away and traces of blows have been found on her chest and belly.


Behnoud Ramazani

Behnoud Ramazani - بهنود رمضانی

He was a 19 year old student was killed by basiji forces in Tehran the night of Chaharshanbe Soori - the Persian Fire Festival, March 15th.

Eyewitness report:

Last night, Behnoud Ramezani was in the Narmak area in Tehran around Square 22, when he was attacked and killed by Basiji forces in Tehran. It was around 10 PM local time, a number of young Iranian’s were heading back home from after celebrating Char Shanbeh Soori ( The Iranian Fire festival),when Basiji forces mounted on Motorcycles attacked and beat the defenseless youths with electric batons .

Behnoud like many young Iranians was carrying home-made fireworks in his pockets. During the attack all the fireworks in his pockets exploded, and he was injured severely during the explosion, as his body was literally torn apart. It was probably one of the worst scene I have ever witness in my life. Apart from myself, there were several others witness as well, and after hearing our screams and cries for help others soon arrived at the scene. Two of the basijis abandoned their motorcycles and escaped with the help of other basijis on motorcycles.

10 minutes later an ambulance arrived and brought Behnoud to the hospital and his friends followed the ambulance with their own cars. After 30 minutes the staff at Al-Qadir hospital told us that his condition was critical, and there was little hope. Today, when I went to the same place and asked people about last nights situation, everyone told me that they didn’t know anything! It was very strange for me!

After searching awhile in his neighborhood, finally I saw some of his friends with his picture in their arms and they told me that he had died. I asked them about Behnoud, and they told me that he was student at Mechanical Engineer University in the Northern part of Iran, but he was from Tehran-Pars area in Tehran, and since he was a close friend of ours, he had come to visit us, but unfortunately he was killed by basiji forces.

Sources: here, here, here and here

Amir Hossein Tehranchi

Amir Hossein Tehranchi - امیر حسین طهرانچی

Amir Hossein Tehranchi died on February 15th after he got shot by a bullet in Tehran on February 14th. The Inteliggece service agents stole his body and about nine days later he was buried in section 312 in Behesht-e Zahra cemetery. The news of his assassination at age 22 was announced by his friends, and they reported that: “the intelligence service authorities have arrested his brother and threatened the family not to contact any media or news agency about his death. Even when they wanted to bury his body they were not allowed to see his face. The agents and security have buried his body in section 312. They informed the family if they talk about his death to any one, then their other son will have the same story and will be buried just like him. Source here.


Elnaz Babazadeh

Elnaz Babazadeh - الناز بابارده

According to HRANA, three members of the Basij militia misused their ID cards in the city of Tabriz to abduct, beat, assault, rape, and kill a young woman with a gun. They dumped her body in the outskirts of the city. The news has stirred a lot of emotional reactions from the public. (The report is from July 11, 2010)

Based on information obtained by HRANA reporters, after Elnaz Babazadeh went missing, her family reported the disappearance to all official Iranian government agencies. After a week-long search, her body was delivered to the family by the coroner’s office while the coroner, after examining the body, confirmed assault, battery, rape,and murder by shooting. The police announced that the body was discovered near Emamieh Cemetery in Tabriz.

After the family filed a complaint against the murder of their daughter [demanding to press charges], the police arrested three citizens from Tabriz who are active members of the Basij [militia]. The main suspect and defendant confessed to all the above-mentioned charges in the police station. The defendant stated he entered the vehicle of the young woman in Tabriz’s Valiasr neighbourhood under the pretext of “*ordering to what is known to be virtuous”, and to give a notice to the young woman for “bad hijab”, in the context of the hijab and chastity program undertaken by the police and the Basij forces. The defendant then used his firearm to threaten the woman. The police forced her to drive to the outskirts of the city. That is where they raped her. Then, she died from three gun shots to the chest.

It is reported that the main suspect of the case is currently held by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) due to the sensitivity of the issues involved.

*It is an Islamic obligation that requires everyone to invite people to do the right thing. It is used by the Taliban, the government of Saudi Arabia, and the Iranian Islamic regime to justify interference with various aspects of the lives of citizens; for example, the way they dress, their involvement in intimate relationships, and private gatherings they hold.

Sources: In Persian, in English.

Mohsen Bikvand

This is already an older case but since I really don´t have time to catch up with all cases, I post it only now. Mohsen Bikvand has been tortured to death in Rajaishahr prison in Karaj, Ward 6, Hall 16. After the report, he was not a political prisoner and he passed away on 31st of August 2010. Bikvand was transferred to solitary in the beginning of June 2010. Gohardasht Prisoners believe that prison officials ordered his murder and the murder of other dissident prisoners is carried out systematically by prison officials. The Human Rights Activists in Iran published a film of the tortures of this prisoner and according to this document, both of his feet broke as a result of torture, his hands were made useless and his body was burned.


Hamed Nour - Mohammadi

Hamed Nour -Mohammadi
Hamed was a second-year molecular biology student at Shiraz University, he was thrown off Namazi Bridge in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, on Sunday February 20th, eyewitnesses said.

Nour-Mohammadi resided at the Dastgheib university dormitory and was a native of Khorramabad, Lorestan province, wrote the opposition Jaras web site (NB He may have been from the town of Alashter, see below). His family is under intense pressure from security authorities to remain silent. More info here.


San'e Zhaleh and Mohammad Mokhtari

San'e Zhaleh - صانع ژاله
Mohammad Mokhtari - محمد مختاری

Two young men shot dead on monday February 14th (25th of Bahman) during the demonstrations that took place a year after the last protests.

San'e Zhaleh was a 26-year-old theater student at Tehran University of Arts. He was a member of a Kurdish Sunni minority, originally from Paveh in Kermanshah.

His death has been used by the regime who attempted to describe him as a "Basiji", member of the Islamist organization and his death has been blamed on members of the MEK, Mojahedeene Khalgh organization. An official funeral ceremony has been staged for him at the Teheran university, but his family were not allowed to attend. They have been threatened not to speak to foreign media and his father was forced to give an interview.

Mohammad Mokhtari was 22 years old university student before he was shot dead by the security forces, he wrote on his Facebook page "God, let me die standing, because I'm tired of this life of degradation"

more information here and here.


Egyptian martyrs

Even if this website is dedicated primarily to Iranian martyrs, I would like to honour Egyptian martyrs as well.
Here you can find a spreadsheet with their names, stories and some photos, please repost it to show the world the regimes like the Egyptian and Iranian who kill their own people..


Mohammad Ali Haj-Aghaee

Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaee was from Faridan and was a hardworking laborer.

He was arrested at 1983 accused of supporting PMOI.

At the time of his arrest his two children were struggling with a disease that only a few people have it in millions.

While in prison, he tells her wife to sell everything for the treatment of the children.

The doctors said that his children will become paralyzed at 18 and then will die.

The clerical dictatorship uses the condition of his children as a tool for putting pressure on him at the prison but he resists.

In 1988 when he gets out of prison he is faced with the death of his two children in a short while.

He was once more arrested during the uprisings of 1988.

At his trial the criminal judge Moghisehee smells his file and says: “it smells like Ashraf (the place of residence of PMOI members in Iraq)”.

His lawyer was not even allowed to see the file. The lawyer said: “I just know that he was accused of being a Mohareb (one who wages war against God)” but the lawyer added: “I don’t know in which Harb (fight against God here) he had participated. If they call the unarmed protests a Harb then millions had participated in this Harb and they are still Mohareb.

Moghisehee told Aghaee in court that he will be executed unless he confesses that he was a spy of Israel and he had received money from US.

Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaee was executed at dawn of today, Monday Jan. 24. 2011. together with Jafar Kazemi.

Jafar Kazemi

RAHANA – Jafar Kazemi was arrested on September 18, 2009 and sentenced to death. In a letter written to the United Nation’s secretary general and published by HRDAI, Kazemi’s wife describes the family’s ordeal since her husband’s arrest.

Jafar Kazemi has been executed today, 24th of January in the early morning in Tehran.

The following is the English translation of Rodabeh Akbari’s letter:

My name is Roudabeh Akbari. I am a housewife, married to the political prisoner Jafar Kazemi and a mother of two children.

My husband was arrested on September 18, 2009 at 6 am on Haft-Hoz Street in Tehran. We did not hear from him for two weeks. He was tortured for three days and then placed in solitary confinement for 74 days under harsh conditions.
My husband was accused of supporting and propagandizing for the Mojahedin Organization (MKO), as well as visiting our son in Ashraf (MKO camp in Iraq).
In prison, after being tortured and spending three months in solitary, he was pressured to make televised confessions. Faced with his resistance, they then tortured him again, and three of his teeth were broken as a result of severe beatings. Presently, my husband remains in a worrisome physical and emotional state.
At the end of the initial trial, during which judge Moghiseh sentenced him to death, my husband’s lawyer verbally objected to the ruling, which he argued was excessive and unlawful for the existing charge of anti-state propaganda. The judge remarked that he was under pressure at that time by higher authorities to rule in this fashion. According to my husband’s lawyer, during the second trial, the court did not even look at the defense statement, which contained 3 pages of arguments regarding the anti-state propaganda charge, and in a 2-line ruling upheld the initial court’s ruling (death sentence). Judge
Zargar was the judge who presided over the appeal hearing.
The interrogator has told my husband that “we need to sacrifice a few in order to save the regime, and your name has been drawn as one of them”. My husband was asked again to make an interview about the Ashura events of December 27th 2009, but he refused to comply as was arrested 3 months before Ashura. The interrogators threatened that if he refused to make the confession, they would torture his wife and his children before his eyes. In spite of threats by the interrogators that they would cut his wife in pieces before his eyes, he continued to resist making any confessions in interview. The interrogators reacted by telling my husband that his execution was final and would be enforced. After 74 days of solitary in ward 209, he was held in a place they call the suite, before being moved one week later to ward 350.
For three weeks, despite repeated attempts by me and my younger child, they refused to let us visit with him.
Which law, country or ethics, says that visiting one’s child is a crime? If the Islamic Republic considers visiting your children a crime punishable by death, then my husband is guilty.
Given the critical situation of the political prisoners, and considering the total lack of will to review the inhumane and illegal court rulings against innocent prisoners, I demand the immediate stay of execution for those have been sentenced to death.
What I described above does not only apply not to my husband and our family; all the families of political prisoners are in the same excruciating psychological situation. All the families of political prisoners want immediate action from the United Nations and the UNHCR commissioner.
Yours truly,
Roudabeh Akbari, wife of political prisoner Jafar Kazemi
Ordibehesht 1389


Hossein Khezri has been executed

Hossein Khezri, a 28 years old Kurdish activist and political prisoner has been executed. He was sentenced to death because of being "mohareb" which means enemy of God.


Haj Dadollah Moradzehi

February 21, 2010, disponible from archive
A citizen from the state of Sistan and Baluchestan who was arrested about 8 months ago was executed in the city of Zahedan yesterday, February 20, 2010

HRANA - Haj Dadollah Moradzehi who had been arrested by Sistan and Baluchestan Protection agents in July was executed in the city of Zahedan on Saturday, February 20, 2010. According to Sunni News, Haj Dadollah Moradzehi was executed in the city of Zahedan yesterday, Saturday, February 20. He was arrested by Sistan and Baluchestan Protection agents in July and later sent to the intelligence office. Despite the fact that one month prior to his arrest, the government had agreed to a Guarantee of Security for him, he was tortured in prison and his execution order was carried out regardless of the submission of evidence of his innocence. Haj Dadollah Moradzehi was the paternal uncle of Khodayar Rahmatzehi who was executed on orders from the Revolutionary Court two weeks ago.

Mehdi Nilforoushzadeh

Mehdi Nilforoush-Zadeh was a Student, shot by security forces on 13 Aban, or November 4th, 2009

مجلس کشته شدن یک جوان اصفهانی در تیراندازی های 13 آبان را بررسی می کند

نوروز : پس از انتشار خبری تایید نشده، مبنی بر اینکه ماموران نیروی انتظامی ظهر امروز وارد خانه پسر جوانی که در راهپیمایی روز13 آبان حضور داشت، شده و پس از بروز درگیری او را به ضرب گلوله کشته اند، یک عضو کمیسیون امنیت ملی مجلس از پیگیری درخصوص صحت و سقم این موضوع خبر داد.

این دانشجوی اصفهانی به نام مهدی نیلفروش‌زاده، اهل اصفهان و دانشجوی ارمنستان بوده است. بر اساس اخبار تایید نشده، ماموران پس از شناسایی او در مراسم13 آبان، ظهر امروز به قصد بازداشت این جوان دانشجو به منزل پدری او رفته و با او و خانواده اش درگیر شدند، در جریان این درگیری بهنام نیلفروش زاده با اسلحه نیروی انتظامی کشته می شود.

سبحانی نیا، عضو هیات رییسه کمیسیون امنیت ملی مجلس در خصوص این موضوع به پارلمان نیوز گفت: اگر این خبر صحت داشته باشد کمیسیون حتما وارد مساله شده و پیگیری خواهد کرد.
وی تاکید کرد:«باید اطلاعات و اخبار مربوط به این مساله به کمیسیون ارجاع شود.»

این نماینده اصولگرای مجلس همچنین گفت: نیروی انتظامی پیش از برگزاری مراسم 13 آبان هشدار داده بود که با تجمعات غیرقانونی و شعارهای خارج از عرف این روز برخورد خواهد کرد.

به گزارش نوروز، این درحالی است که براساس اخبار تایید نشده ای که درخصوص کشته شدن این جوان منتشر شده، نیروی انتظامی امروز، یعنی 3روز بعد از راهپیمایی 13 آبان، در منزل این شخص با وی درگیر شده است


Ali Shahnazar

Ali Shahnazar was 41. He was killed on September 18, 2009. Ali Shahnazar who had returned from France recently was arrested on Quds Day. His body was returned to his family three days later. They were threatened not to discuss the circumstance of their child murder with anyone. The details of his murder are not clear at this time. But what is clear is that he was murdered in the custody of the criminal regime of Iran. If anybody has any details, feel free to post or send them

New names

On the website Iran Crime Watch (Persian, English), there are some other names:

Amir Mehdi Hamzeluie, allegedly died after was attacked by "plain-cloth" forces of the regime in Tehran, no other information given.

Hesam Hanifeh, 19, shot and killed in a street protest on June 15, in Tehran Freedom Square, by the security forces. His body is buried in Emamzadeh Abdollah in Karaj.

Hamid Rezaee, allegedly killed in Esfahan, Homayoon Shahr, there is a film allegedly showing his body in the morgue, disponible here.

Mr. Shafi-e Nejad, first name unknown, according to the Esfahan's human rights defenders, he was killed on June 15 in Esfahan in a street protest.

Somayyeh Jafar-Gholi, a Computer Engineer, she was shot in the head, in the first week of October 2009, on the Tehran-Ghom Highway, the source of the story is given as, but the link is broken and it is not clear who were the perpetrators of this murder.

Any information is highly welcome.

Unknown man shot in Sirjan

This is a photo extracted from a quite graphic video, disponible here, one source stating 22 December or 25 December 2009. It shows a man, shot dead in Sirjan.

Amir Eslamian

Amir Eslamian - امیر اسلامیان

This young man was Amir Eslamian, he was a student, killed in November 2009 in Bukan.
Amir Eslamian was a member of Karubi's campaign in Hamedan. He was expelled from Yasuj University in 2008 due to his political activities. Because of his role in Karroubi's presidential campaign, he went into hiding. But after a few days his body was discovered near his village in Bukan district.
Source in Persian.

توضیحات: به گزارش چهارشنبه 11 آذر۸۸ شبکه جنبش راه سبز(جرس) امير اسلاميان دانشجوی کرد دانشگاه ياسوج و عضو ستاد انتخاباتی مهدی کروبی در همدان چند روز پيش به طور مشکوکی به قتل رسيد. اسلاميان که از دانشجويان دانشگاه دولتی ياسوج بوده از طرف مسئولان اين دانشگاه به دليل شرکت در فعاليت های صنفی و سياسی همواره مورد فشار و احضار به کميته انضباطی قرار می گرفت. امير اسلاميان در ترم بهمن ۸۶ بخاطر برگزاری همايش بزرگداشت شهدای واقعه حلبچه از جانب مسئولان دانشگاه به دليل نوع صحبتها و افشاگری هايش پيرامون نحوه کشتار مردم توسط برخی از مسوولان آن دوره مورد برخورد شديد و نامناسب قرار می‎گيرد و توسط کميته انضباطی دانشگاه ياسوج ابتدا به دو ترم محروميت از تحصيل و در نهايت به دانشگاه همدان تبعيد شد. اسلاميان بعد از اين اقدام برای ادامه تحصيل به دانشگاه همدان می‎رود و در آنجا نيز بعد از يک ترم تحصيل به دليل گزارش دانشگاه ياسوج پذيرفته نمی‎شود و دوباره به دانشگاه ياسوج بر می گردد که در تابستان ۸۷ از آنجا بصورت قطعی اخراج می شود. نامبرده که پس از عدم پذيرش از سوی دانشگاه همدان و اخراج از دانشگاه ياسوج از ترس دستگيری بخاطر شرکت فعال در فعاليتهای انتخاباتی ستاد مهدی کروبی در همدان ، از سوی نيروهای امنيتی خود را مخفی کرده بود بعد از چند روز به طرزی مشکوک به قتل رسيد. جسد اين جوان چند روز پيش در حوالی روستای محل سکونت خود روستای “چراخ‎وال” واقع در شهرستان بوکان پيدا شد. هنوز از علت قتل امير اسلاميان خبری در دست نيست

Majid Kamali

Majid Kamali (1985-2009) was murdered in detention on August 25, 2009 in Yazd. Majid Kamali was one of the Green Movement activists in the Emam Shahr district of the city of Yazd. He was arrested on August 25 at 6:00 AM and his body was transfered to "Afshar" hospital at 2:00 PM of the same day. Source:

مجید کمالی، ۲۴ ساله
وضعیت: در محبس به قتل زسید
زمان: سوم شهریور
مکان: یزد
توضیحات: «مجید کمالی» متولد 23 شهریور 1364 و به شماره شناسنامه 1460 متولد یزد و ساکن محله‌ی امام‌شهر در شهرستان یزد دست یافته است. وی از فعالان جنبش سبز بوده که در ساعت 6 صبح روز سوم شهریور از سوی نیروهای امنیتی دستگیر می‌شود و در ساعت 2 بعدازظهر همان روز جنازه‌ی وی را به بیمارستان افشار یزد می‌برند، که مسئولان بیمارستان از تحویل گرفتن آن خودداری می‌کنند. او به جرم سبز بودن، به قتل رسید

Ali Hassanpour

The martyred man on this well known photo has been identified by his wife as Ali Hassanpour, the interview with his wife (in Persian) is here. Ali Hassanpour, father of two children, is one of the first victim of people's uprising against the regime. He was killed on June 15 in Azadi square. His Body was returned to his family after 105 days.

Masoud Ali Mohammadi

Masoud Ali Mohammadi was a university professor of physics, killed in a terrorist act, probably by the regime's agents.

Watch this video گفتگو با یک خبرنگار داخلی‌ در پی ترور مسعود علی محمدی
A VOA video of the Dr. Ali-Mohammadi's murder scene.

Students Say Professor Ali Mohammadi Was Government Critic
قتل دکتر علیمحمدی تیتر مطبوعات وتلویزین‌های دنیا
The motive for the killing of the scientist, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, remains unclear. Colleagues said that he was not involved in the country’s nuclear program, but according to a report from Iran’s state-supported Press TV, a spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry accused foreign countries concerned that Iran may intend to develop nuclear weapons of being behind the murder. Iranian state television called Mr. Ali Mohammadi a “staunch supporter of the Islamic Revolution,” and The Los Angeles Times reported that the scientist was described in other Iranian media outlets as a former member of the Revolutionary Guards.One of Mr. Ali Mohammadi’s students said that he had severed his ties to the Revolutionary Guards years ago. The student added:

Since two months ago, he has been venting his frustration with almost everybody in the system. [...] He was openly criticizing high-ranking officials in classes.

After the explosion on Tuesday, an opposition Web site published the screen shot embedded below

واکنش خاتمی و هاشمی رفسنجانی به 'ترور' مسعود علی‌محمدی
Khatami and Rafsanjani condemn assassination of Physics professor Masoud Ali Mahammad
در ادامه واکنش ها به ترور مسعود علی محمدی، استاد دانشگاه در ایران اکبر هاشمی رفسنجانی، رئیس مجلس خبرگان رهبری و محمد خاتمی، رئیس جمهور پیشین ایران پیام های تسلیت جداگانه ای صادر کردند. اکبر هاشمی رفسنجانی در پیام تسلیتی از "شهادت مظلومانه" مسعود علی محمدی عضو هیات علمی دانشکده فیزیک دانشگاه تهران ابراز تاسف کرد. او در پیام خود "ترور" آقای علی محمدی را نشانی از آغاز خط تازه توطئه علیه نظام اسلامی برشمرد و گفت: "مطمئنا مسئولان مربوطه با هوشیاری تمام برای خنثی شدن این توطئه شوم اقدام خواهند کرد. محمد خاتمی، رئیس جمهوری پیشین ایران هم در پیامی خطاب به منصوره کرمی، همسرمسعود علی محمدی نوشت که شهادت این "فرزند فرزانه ملت بزرگوار"،"جان همه دوستداران دانش و فرهنگ و اسلام و ایران را داغدار کرد و بار دیگرچهره کریه تروریسم را نشان داد".

Elahe, 24 years old

A youg woman, Elahe, 24 years old, was allegedly
assassinated at Passdaaraans' Eshrat-Abaad concentration camp on Friday
8 January 2010

بر طبق خبری از یک منبع موثق از داخل عشرت آباد:
دختری با نام کوچک الهه .24 ساله . (قد متوسط/ هنگام دستگیری مانتوی مشکی و شلوار لی بر تن داشته است) در هنگام بازجویی با برخورد صندلی به سر دچار خونریزی مغزی شده و بلافاصله به شهادت میرسد.
بر طبق گزارش رسیده این دختر از کودکان بی خانواده بوده که در یک نوانخانه ای (پرورشگاه) در کردستان دوران کودکی خود را گذرانده و سپس برای کار به تهران آمده است. وی در ماههای اخیر ظاهرا در یک تولیدی لباس در نزدیکی میدان انقلاب به عنوان کارگر برشکار مشغول بکار بوده است.
از آنجایی که این دختر هیچگونه ولی و رسیدگی کننده ای نداشته و بازجو دائما از او اسم و ادر اقوام و آدرس محل سکونت و افرادی که با او همکاری کرده اند را خواسته و در یک لحظه با عصبانیت صندلی را به سمت او پرتاب میکند و این امر موجب مرگ او در عصر روز 18 دیماه 1388 میشود.
جسد او را بلافاصله از پادگان به نقطه ای نا معلوم برده اند.

(به علاوه بر اساس همین گزارش , افراد زخمی در زندان عشرت آباد فاقد هرگونه درمان و داروی و لباس گرم میباشند و با دختران بسیار رفتار غیر انسانی میشود)

"لطفا اگر کسی از آدرس محل کار او خبری دارد با فعالین حقوق بشر در ایران تماس گیرد"

Anwar Ghafoori

Anwar Ghafoori (1978-2010)

Mostafa Mir Ebrahimi


یکی دیگر از دستگیرشدگان قیام در زیر شکنجه جلادان خامنه ای به شهادت رسید

به گزارش رسیده مصطفی میر ابراهیمی پس از تحمل شش ماه رنج و فشار در زندان در زیر شکنجه جلادان خامنه ای به شهادت رسید. وی متولد سوم اسفند۶۶ در تهران بود . مصطفی شش ماه پیش بر سر مزار "ندا" توسط مأموران سپاه ضدخلقی دستگیر و به محل نامعلومی برده شد. دوستانش که همراه وی بودند خبر دستگیری او را به خانواده اش می دهند، اما طی شش ماه تلاش و جستجو جلادان رژیم هیچ اطلاعی از وی به خانواده اش ندادند. نام وی در هیچ زندان و بازداشتگاه رسمی ثبت نشده بود. تا این که پس از شش ماه، چند روز پیش از طرف پزشکی قانونی جهت تشخیص چهره، پدرش را فرا می خوانند. پدر مصطفی فرزندش جوان شهید را می شناسد اما جلادان خامنه ای دژخیم پیکر پاکش را تحویل پدر و خانواده اش نمی دهند. ماموران رژیم هیچ خبری در مورد شهادت وی و محل آن به خانواده نداده و گفته اند که خودشان تدفین را انجام داده و پس از آن تنها نشانی محل دفن را خواهند گفت.

آخرین به روز رسانی ( سهشنبه، ۰۴ اسفند ۱۳۸۸ ۰۹:۳۷ )


Mostafa Mir Ebrahimi Dies from Pressures in Prison
After suffering six months, Mostafa Mir Ebrahimi has died from pressures in prison.

Mostafa Mir Ebrahimi was born February 22, 1987 in Tehran. Six months ago, Mostafa was arrested and taken to an unknown location by regime forces while he was at Neda Agha Soltan’s grave site.Mostafa’s friends who witnessed the arrest informed his family about the news. But after six months of efforts to search [for answers], the regime refused to release any information to his family. Mostafa’s name was not registered in any prisons or official lists for the arrested.After the six months, and a few days before the release of the forensic report, Mostafa’s father learned [of the death]. The regime has not allowed Mostafa’s body to be delivered to his family.Regime agents stated that they will first bury Mostafa before giving the family the address to the grave site.

Translation by: Laila M. | Persian2English

The horrible story of Arghavan and Zahed Shokrabi

In this video (in Persian with English subtitles) Bahram Moshiri is telling the story of Zahed Shokrabi (20) and his sister Arghavan(18), who were both detained in July 2009 in Esfahan. The prison guards named Moslem and Gheybi, beat heavily Zahed and told to his sister to get naked, if she does not want them to kill her brother. She did it and one of them begun to rape her. Her brother came to his senses and begun shouting but the prison guards killed him in front of his sister. After these events she is still totally out of her mind, she went completely crazy.

Ashoora victims

After the reports, during the Ashoora protests several people have been killed. The most known is Seyed Ali Habibi Mousavi (42), son of the presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi. The names of the others are Mehdi Farhadinia (somewhere as Farhadi-Rad, 34), Mohammad Ali Rasekhinia (40), Amir Arshadi (30), Jahanbakht Pazouki, 50, and Shahram Faraji, also known as Farajzade Tarani, the young man overrun by a police car from the well known video. There is also an unidentified female run over by an other car, documented by at least two videos (older article).

An other should be Mostafa Karim Beigi, 26 years old, on the photo. He got a bulled in the head, it is possible that he is on this video.
Here is the interview with his mother translated to English (Persian original under the English version).
Other source in Persian here.

Sajjad Sabzalipour

Sajjad (Kaveh) Sabzalipour - سجاد (کاوه) سبزعلی‌پور

From a private source I received a news about the martyrdom of Sajjad Sabzalipour (nicknamed Kaveh), a young man of 24, who was killed by the basiji on the Enghelab square. Allegedly he has been hit in his eye by a bullet shot from a roof by a sniper. This news has been sent to me on the 8th of January 2010. He should be buried in the countryside of Rasht. This young man was allegedly an actor in TV series, even if I do not know him. This photo should be from the series Panjomin khorshid. If anybody knows more, please post or send it to me. The source is stating that it is not the same person named as Kaveh Alipour.
Here there is a mention of his name together with the name of an other martyr, Meisam Ebadi and there are more mentions in Persian.

Shahram vs. Shahrokh or others

Dear readers, I deeply apologise for my absence. I was very busy these days with my personal and work affairs and I did not have the time to catch up with the new events.
As you probably noticed, there was a big dispute over the videos circulating around the atrocities committed by the Iranian police during the Ashoora demonstrations.
A video of a man three times overrun by a car has been shown and the victim has been identified with at least two people, Shahram Farajzade Tarani and Shahrokh Rahmani.
Ultimately it has been proven that the victim is Shahram Tarani, for example by this photo. On the photo he is wearing the same shirt as at the moment of his martyrdom.

There have been considerable errors about the identification of the young martyr on the video, for example the VOA report identified him as Shahrokh Rahmani. It is possible that other people died during that day, but from the photos and videos it is clear that the man in that concrete video shown is Shahram Farajzade Tarani.


Fasih Yasamani - executed

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA): On the morning of Wednesday, January 6th at 4:00am, Fasih Yasamani, a political prisoner, was hanged in Khoy Prison.

According to a report from the Committee of Human Rights Activists in Kurdistan, the execution officials unexpectedly and without following the legal procedure executed this Kurdish citizen who was a native of the village Khoy (located in north-western Iran). He was in prison since 2007. The officials refuse to hand over the body to his family.

Mr. Yasamani was accused of belonging to an opposition party (Pajvak, an armed Kurdish group). However, there was no evidence to support the accusations, except for Mr. Yasamani’s own confessions which, according to him, was said under torture.

Fasih was 28 at the time of his execution. After Ehsan Fatahian [who was executed on Nov 11th], Fasih is the second political prisoner to be executed in the Kurdish region in recent months.

At the moment, there are 17 other political prisoners on death row in Kurdistan:

Ms. Zeynab Jalalian, Habibollah Latifi, Shirkoo Moarefi, Farhad Vakili, Farzad Kamangar, Ali Heydarian, Hossein Khezri, Rashid Akhondaki, Mohammad Amin Agooshi, Ahmad Pouladkhani, Seeyed Sami Hosseini, Seyyed Jamal Mohammadi, Rostam Arkia, Mostafa Salimi, Anvar Rostami, Hasan Talei, and Iraj Mohammadi

Graphic video of a woman overrun by a car - Shabnam Sohrabi

This graphic video is showing a women killed by a car on the day of Ashoora, 27th of December 2009. Her identity is so far unknown. Many of other similar videos are on youtube about people killed on that day.

Update : It is now known that her name was SHABNAM SOHRABI, and she was 34. She left behind a little daughter, at the time of the death of her mother she was six.

Abbas (Shahram) Farajzadeh Tarani

by NIAC, 07-Jan-2010

Cross-posted from

To the world, he is the man that was brutally run over a police car during Ashura’s protests, but to his family, he is Shahram.

{UPDATE: He was run over 3 times which proves the intentional killing}

Abbas (Shahram) Farajzadeh Tarani was thirty-years old when a police car backed into him and then ran over him again, killing him on Dec. 27. His death was captured by fellow protesters by this thirty second youtube video. He worked in a paint factory and leaves behind his wife and five year-old daughter. Like many of those martyred during the post-election unrest, the Iranian government has done its best to stop the impact of his death.

As was told to us by a third-party source, after he was hit, fellow protesters and one relative took his body to the hospital. But, when his family arrived at the hospital, his body was missing. Shortly thereafter, government officials called his brother to tell him that Shahram’s body was being buried in Behesht Zahra, the main cemetery in Tehran.

When the brother arrived, he was faced with four intelligence officers and they warned him not to cause a scene. His family was told they were not allowed to hang up the traditional black cloths on his home or his office to notify friends of his death. The government had taken the liberty of washing his body and wrapping it in a white cloth, both of which are important rite in Iranian mourning process normally overseen by close friends and relatives, and then, in proper tradition, wrapped him in a white cloth. They were allowed to see the body for a moment and noticed that he was covered in stitches.

After burying the body, families normally hold a ceremony at a mosque on the third day of the person’s death. But for the Farajzadeh Taranis, each mosque they approached refused them. Apparently the government had threatened the mosques and forbade them from hosting the ceremony.

Like many families who have lost their relatives to the post-election upheaval, Shahram’s family was forced to quietly mourn for him in their home, in fact, his brother had to sign an agreement saying he would not have a public ceremony.

As if the Iranian intelligence community does monitor its citizens’ behavior enough, four intelligent officers oversaw the Shahram’s ceremony at his family’s home. Men filled one room and women the other, all the while, Shahram’s father kept crying out, “Shahram, your blood was unjustly shed!”

Two days ago, on Monday, a week after his death, the Farajzadeh Tarani’s were allowed to mourn the seventh day since Shahram’s death at a mosque. Normally families print out flyers and paste them outside the mosque or near their work places, but once again, they were denied this basic custom. Instead they printed flyers themselves and handed them out to friends who seemed to be unaware of their son’s death. Traditionally, on the top of these flyers is a line of poetry, and his reads, “From every death, rises some sadness, but there are differences between death and death.”

“I feel he died in vain,” expressed one of Shahram’s relatives to our third-party source. So the responsibility once again falls to outside media and Iranian citizen journalism to ensure the world remembers Shahram’s fight for freedom.


Some names of new victims. Still controversial.

The opposition has released a provisional list of protesters killed in today's demonstrations in Tehran. This is only a preliminary list and only concerns the day of Ashura, December 27, in the capital. A woman was allegedly shot and killed in Sirjan during protests yesterday, but she is not among these victims. According to Jonbesheh Raheh Sabz, they are:

- Mehdi Farhadinia, 34, Mehdi Farhadirad according to the Islamic Republic Police News Service
- Mohammad Ali Rasekhinia, 40
- Amir Arshadi, 30
- Shahram Faraji, 30
- Seyed Ali Habibi Mousavi (nephew of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi), 42
- Jahanbakht Bazooki, 50
- According to the Islamic Republic Police News Service, an unidentified woman, 43, and man, 31 were also killed. It is unclear how the police could be so precise on their ages and not have their names.

Shahrokh Rahmani


Green Way Movement (Jaras): During Ashoura, on Valiasr intersection, martyr Shahrokh Rahmani was run over by an anti-riot police vehicle.
The day before, Shahrokh Rahmani and Saeed Ali Mousavi were both buried in Behesht Zahra cemetery.
According to the reports Jaras has received, the family of Shahrokh Rahmani were threatened by anti-riot police to not give any interviews.
Security forces agreed to give Shahrokh’s body to his family under the condition that they will not give any interviews and claim the cause of death to be a car accident.

شهید راه آزادی شاهرخ رحمانی

هویت یکی دیگر از شهدای عاشورای تهران مشخص شد
شهید شاهرخ رحمانی توسط خودروی نیروی انتظامی زیر گرفته شد
شبکه جنبش راه سبز (جرس): هویت یکی از شهدای عاشورای تهران مشخص شد.
به گزارش خبرنگار جرس، شهید شاهرخ رحمانی در روز عاشورا ودر چهار راه ولی عصر توسط خودروی نیروی انتظامی زیر گرفته شد و به شهادت رسید.
پیکر این شهید روز گذشته همزمان با پیکر شهید سیدعلی موسوی در بهشت زهرا به خاک سپرده شد.
پیگیری های خبرنگار جرس حکایت از آن دارد که خاواده شهید رحمانی توسط نیروهای امنیتی به شدت تهدید شده اند به گونه ای که در هراس از این نیروها حاضر به هیچ گونه مصاحبه ای نیستند.

نیروهای امنیتی به شرطی پیکر این شهید را تحویل خانواده اش دادند که هیچ گونه مصاحبه ای انجام ندهند و علت درگذشت او را تنها تصادف عنوان کنند.


Amir Arshad Tajmir

This young man should be one of the victims, Amir Arshad Tajmir, son of Shahin Mahinfar, who is a known radio speaker in Iran. The sources are a little bit controversial about his full name and age as well, giving it 30 or 25. The original article:

Norooz news:
امیر ارشد تاجمیر، فرزند شهین مهین فر گوینده و مجری پیشکسوت رادیو و تلویزیون، یکی از کسانی است که در حوادث عاشورای خونین تهران به شهادت رسید.

لازم به ذکر است که تاكنون نسبت امير ارشدي با گوینده معروف صداوسیما از سوی خانواده این شهید تاييد نشده است.

هر چند نام آن او در اطلاعيه نیروی انتظامی امير ارشد ذكر شده و سن وي 30 سال عنوان شده بود، اما منابع خبري می گویند که سن این شهید 25 سال و نام دقيق او نيز امير ارشد تاجمير است.

با توجه به لزوم بررسي بيشتر پيكر فرزند كشته شده مجري معروف صدا و سيما در اختيار پزشكي قانوني بوده و از تحويل جنازه و زمان و مكان دفن او اطلاعي در دست نيست.

Seyed Ali Habibi Mousavi - According to Parleman news web site, Seyed Ali Habibi Mousavi (on the photo to the right, next to the opposition leader), the son of Mir Hossein Mousavi's sister, was killed during the Ashoura protests in Tehran on December 27. Ali Mousavi was 43 and father of 2 children.
According to the report, a bullet pierced Ali Mousavi's heart during the protests around Revolution square. He later died at Ebn-Sina hospital. Opposotion leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the parents of Ali Mousavi and some other political figures have gathered at the hospital.

The Ashoora bloodshed has at lease 37 victims.

After the news the official Iranian news agency acknowledged, that the killing at Ashoora made 37 victims. I heard it in the radio I will post the link later.


News about 3 people already killed today Dec 27 Ashoora

UPDATE: until this evening the death toll rised to (at least) 8 people among them Ali Mousavi, the 35 years old nephew of Mir Hossein Mousavi.


Hamed Makari Anvar (?)

Hamed Makari Anvar is said to be a victim of the unrest, but there is no other source except some commentaries like this one found here:
هویت یکی دیگر از شهدای جنش سبز فاش شد: شهید حامد مکاری انور اگر اسم او را در گوگل جستجو کنید از او به نام یکی از متهمان اغتشاشات نام برده شده است که کودتاگران از او به عنوان یک معتاد نیز نام برده اند. امروز از یک مرجع موثق عکس او به دستم رسید و خبر رسید که او به شهادت رسیده است. او به احتمال بسیار زیاد اهل شهر همدان بوده و در تهران به شهادت رسیده است. هیچ خبر دیگری در این زمینه ندارم. در مورد منبع خبر هم به دلایلی که همه شما بهتر میدانید نمیتوانم صحبتی بکنم. دوستانی که میتوانند این عکس و اطلاعات را به دست مراجع معتبر در جنبش سبز برسانند تا نام او نیز به نام شهدای این جنیش اضافه شود و لکه ننگ دیگری بر ننگهای دیگر کوتاگران افزوده گردد.
The person who is writing is not sure about this case and it seems nobody has more information, there are only tweets with this name and photo.
Other sources speak about a drug addict bearing the same name.... it is necessary to find out anything more. There is just written he was from Hamadan. It is quite a doubtful case. Anybody heard anything?


Bahman Shirko Moarrefi

After the execution of Ehsan Fatahian Bahman (Shirko) Moarefi is an other kurdish activist who should be executed. More information and petition here.

Reza Khademi, Arash Rahmanipour, Naser Abdolhasani

These three men (on the picture is Arash Rahmanipour) should be sentenced to death as well in the sham trials, even if they had nothing to do or were even arrested before the elections.

UPDATE: Arash Rahmanipour and Mohammad-Reza Ali-Zamani have been executed on January 28, 2010.

Unknown political prisoner - is Mehdi Karimpour

The death of an unknown political prisoner was reported this morning (2009 Dec 11) in the ward 240 of Evin prison. The body was taken to the ward 7 clinic and Evin doctors have announced a severed spinal cord as the cause of death. For the moment his identity is unknown.
More information here.

UPDATE: The dead political prisoner has been identified as MEHDI KARIMPOUR

Hamed Rouhinejad

Hamed Rouhinejad is a young prisoner who has multiple sclerosis. He was arrested on bogus charges by agents from the Intelligence Ministry, 40 days before the election. Following the post-election mass protests, because of false promises and threats, Rouhinejad ended up playing a role in the show trials as a protester, a role that resulted in a death sentence for him.

Hamed wrote 2 letters to the World to declare his innocence. Excerpt:

“Poverty and the hardships we were facing as a working class family and the huge expenses of my treatment as an MS patient forced me to leave the country. I did not want to impose on my family more than what they were already facing. I left Iran in hopes of going to the U.S. or a European country, but I unfortunately ended up in Iraq. Human traffickers took all my money. I was detained in Arbil for 4 months. After my release I started working in a restaurant day and night to make some money, but my deteriorating MS and the loneliness of exile forced me to return to Iran. My return was completely legal and was in coordination with the Intelligence Ministry. Upon my return I went to the “Intelligence” officials and told them everything about my trip. After listening to me they said, “you have not committed any crime and can go back to university.” Unfortunately, 10 months later, on May 4th, 2009, I was arrested and detained until I could be used as a sacrifice in the election trials. Today, as a political prisoner, I declare that I have never belonged to any political party or group. I have never had anything to do with the elections. I deny having ever had any ties to the API (Anjoman Padeshi Iran). I deny all the charges that have been brought up against me.”

Petition and whole story here.

Mohammad Reza Ali-Zamani

Mohammad Reza Ali-Zamani was sentenced to death during the sham trials following the post-election protests. He was sentenced to death for being member of Anjomane Padeshahi, a pro-monarchist organization banned in Iran.

UPDATE: Mohammad Reza Ali-Zamani has been executed together with Arash Rahmanipour on January 28 2010.

Arman Astakharian (?)

Arman Astakharian, 16, allegedly a young student, who was severely beaten during a protest in the city of Shiraz on June 24 2009. He was in coma for 17 days before dieing of his wounds. The family were told not to talk about his death. Source: guardian. Anyway there is a person with a very similar name, Arman Estakhripour on the Guardian´s list, from Shiraz as well. I am not sure if it is not the same person, it is highly probable.

Ehsan Fatahian

Ehsan Fatahian was a kurdish activist. He was accused of helping the Kurdish opposition group Komeleh and participating in propaganda activities against the regime. He was originally sentenced to ten years in prison, but after he appealed to the court, his sentence was changed to death by hanging. He was executed on November 11th 2009.
More information here.

Ramin Pourandarjani

Ramin Pourandarjani (26) was a physician in Kahrizak detention facility who examined some of the bodies of the detained demonstrators who did not leave the prison alive. It is said that he also saw the body of Mohsen Rouholamini and other severely tortured prisoners.
His dead body was found December 10th, 2009 and the cause of his death has been changed by the authorities (car accident, heart attack) and they stated that he comitted suicide. He died of poisoning. Probably because he knew too much.
More information here.


Mehdi Sattar Nasab

This young man's name was Mehdi Sattar Nasab. He was arrested two months ago and his family had no news about him. Finally his brother recognised him on a photo even if he his nose was broken and his body swollen. His family was told that he was buried in one of the nameless graves in section 302 of Beheshte Zahra cemetery in Tehran.

Mostafa Kashani Rasa

This young man, Mostafa Kashani Rasa, died of shots in his heart and neck on 30.3.1388 or June 20 2009, or July 14 (controversial sources). His family was coerced to tell that he died because he fell of the roof. They were not allowed to make a public burial.


Hadi Fallah Manesh

Hadi Fallah Manesh is an other victim. After the sources he was 29, he was a businessman and he died in Tehran. He should be buried in section 53 of Behesht-e Zahra cemetery. Source.