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 iranbodycount@gmail.com. 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
iranbodycount@gmail.com.

6/24/2009

Ashkan Sohrabi

Ashkan Sohrabi - اشکان سهرابی

He was a 18 years old student who was killed in Tehran by Basij forces, on Saturday (June 20), in the vicinity of his parent's home. According to his sister, he was talented in school and in sports. He was a caring, compassionate and fun boy. He wanted to keep all happy, and despite his youth he made wise decisions.
He had a black belt in Taekwondo, with a few medals under his belt. He came home and told his family that the neighborhood was under riot! He just went out to see what was going on. Two hours later, his friends called that he was shot and transfered to "Rasool-e Akram" hospital. He has three shots in the chest. He had died immediately. The security forces were present in his funeral that took place Tuesday June 30. Here is the story his sister Elham told the journalist of Rooz online Parastoo Sepehri:

Rooz: Tell us about Ashkan.
Elham Sohrabi (Sohrabi): He was my younger brother, born in 1989, very smart and full of potential for education and sports. He was extremely kind and compassionate. Despite his young age, he made very wise decisions.
Rooz: Where were you on the day of the event?
Sohrabi: My mother and I were at our house. Ashkan had just returned from the gym. He told us people were protesting on the streets and that fires were burning everywhere. He said he had trouble getting home as anti-riot guards had closed off all surrounding streets and were dispersing people. My mother asked me not to let Ashkan return to the streets. I tried my best to distract Ashkan with things other than the street, but the crowds on our streets (Azadi) continued to get bigger. People sought refuge in alleys and homes. We heard different chants and the sound of bullets and smell of tear gas were everywhere. I asked Ashkan not to go to the street. But he said his last words to me and left the house: "Don't worry, I'll come back."
Rooz: And that is the last time you saw Ashkan?
Sohrabi: Yes. The last time I saw him was when he left the house.
Rooz: When was he martyred?
Sohrabi: I don't exactly know, but two hours later they brought the news of his death to us.
Rooz: Where was he shot?
Sohrabi: They had shot our Ashkan three times in the chest.
Rooz: Who was shooting at Ashkan?
Sohrabi: I did not see Ashkan's killer but the protesters didn't have any weapons. They just threw rocks.
Rooz: Were you easily able to retrieve Ashkan's body from the hospital?
Sohrabi: It's better not to talk about that.
Rooz: Were security forces present at the memorial service?
Sohrabi: Yes, two police cars [were there].

6 comments:

  1. Another confirmed victim:
    Kaveh Alipour 19 years old

    His father who is a doorman was asked to deposit $3,000 for the bullet used in the killing of his son when he wanted to collect his only son's body.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124571865270639351.html

    ReplyDelete
  2. Rest in peace angels of freedom. Your death, though unwarranted, is not in vain. Iran will be free. Long live free Iran. Down with dictators.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Im proud to be an iranian.
    Forever i shall remember.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Rest in peace...

    ReplyDelete
  5. My God bless his soul

    ReplyDelete
  6. Also, the morgue said they would excuse his 'bullet' fee bur that his son would then have to be buried far away, and not in tehran. (a way to keep martyrs bodies someplace so people cannot turn them into shrines, etc.) I hope these evil people die in a hell on earth before burning in hell. This is horrible.

    ReplyDelete