Stop Fundamentalism, September 1 – Two Basij members were overrun by a car in Tehran while they had stopped a young girl at a street checkpoint for investigations.
According to eyewitnesses the Basiji members acted offensively towards the girl when an unknown driver decided to take action to stop them.
The driver, who was apparently offended by the behavior of Basij members, hit the two with his car and then disappeared.
After the incident, while the street was quite busy and there were many witnesses, no one called for an ambulance or the police.
The two are hospitalized in Tehran-Pars Hospital and one of them is currently in a critical condition.
According to our sources, there have been similar incidents of attacks on members of Basij forces by civilians in Iran since the election uprisings.
Basij forces are regime’s volunteer militia. They are the unofficial but official protectors of the Islamic Republic. The Iranian people consider them hooligans.
The Basij played a major role in crackdown of recent election unrest in Iran.