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


Hossein Tahmasebi

Hossein Tahmasebi - حسین طهماسبی

This young man was 25 years old, his name was Hossein Tahmasbi and he was killed on the street in Kermanshah, the given date is 25 khordad 1388 which is June 15th 2009. Source in persian. Here is a video from his burial, people showing around his image and shouting Allah-o Akbar.


Kianoosh Asa

Kianoosh Asa - کیانوش آسا

He was a chemical engineering student from Kermanshah. His body has been found 10 days after he disappeared, on the 15th of June, from Azadi square. He was found in a morgue 24th of June by his family looking for him. He has been hit by bullets in his chest.
He was buried in his hometown Kermanshah.


Kaveh Alipour

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. Source.

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].

Bahman Jenabi

Bahman Jenabi - بهمن جنابی

He was a 20 years old shop worker in the branch of central heating installation and repairs. He was killed last week in Tehran by Basij force. Source.


Sarvareh Boroumand and her daughter Fatemeh Rajabpour

Sarvareh Boroumand and her daughter Fatemeh Rajabpour, both killed during the violent clashes June 15th 2009, source, Source.

Mehdi Karami

Mehdi Karami - مهدی کرمی

His name was among the first known names of martyrs.

Mehdi Karami was 25 years old and was killed on the intersection of Jonat Abad Street and Kashani street by a bullet to the throat. It happened in Tehran, 15 June 2009. No more information are given.
His face is known from the placards held by demonstrators.


Mostafa Ghanian

Mostafa Ghanian - مصطفی غنیان

The case of Mostafa Ghanian is remarkable: he was not shot on the street in a demonstration, he was killed during the attack of the Basij militiamen and/or possibly members of other security forces on the university dormitories on June 14th, 2009 in Tehran. His body was buried in Mashad a few days later, June 21st. He was a graduate civil engineering student, his age is not given but it is possible he was cca. 25. A photo of a body horribly disfigured and with a deep wound from an axe or big knife is said to be of Mostafa.

Mohammad Asgari

Mohammad Asgari - محمد عسگری

He was the man who allegedly leaked the information about the true result of the elections. More sources confirmed that he died in a suspicious car accident. He was a Cisco specialist working as a contractor on the Ministry of Interior’s intranet network security. Two days after the election he leaked the actual election results and was killed in a staged car accident. The actual election results he leaked was as follows: Qualified voters: 49,322,412 Participated voters: 42,026,078 Voided votes: 387,161 Musavi votes: 19,075,623 Karubi votes: 13,387,104 Ahmadinejad votes: 5,698,417 Rezaie votes: 3,754,218

Neda Agha Soltan

Neda Agha Soltan - ندا آقا سلطان

shot June 20, 2009 on the street (Kargar Avenue), born in 1982. The man with grey hair beside her in the clip is her music teacher Hamid Panahi, some people were telling it was her father, but it has been dismissed. She stayed behind the bulk of the demonstrators while speaking on her mobile phone and was shot in the chest by a basiji on motorcycle. She was a graduate student in philosophy, an aspiring and talented musician and singer, she studied also tourism management, she loved to travel, she studied Turkish language. More information and details around the story and its aftermath available on wikipedia here.

She was buried in Behesht Zahra June 21st. Her memorial service was scheduled for Sunday from 5:00 to 6:30pm in the Niloofar mosque مسجد نیلوفر in Abbas Abad but cancelled due to orders from the authorities. Her family was further harrassed by the authorities, and the video with her death has been dismissed as fake and her death as prepared. Here there is the video interview with the medical doctor and writer Arash Hejazi who was accidentally on the spot and tried to save her life. Later he has been accused of her murder.

Her beautiful face covered with blood became the symbol of the suffering of Iranians and ruthless killing of random unarmed people on the streets.

Rest in peace Neda. You will remain forever in our hearts. And we will never forgive. This government will be drowned in the blood of the martyrs.

UPDATE: the name of her alleged murderer has been published here: the name is Abbas Kargar Javid.