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


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.