Iran - Girl Raped and Killed by Plain-Clothes Agents

07 September 2009

Stop Fundamentalism – Another young girl’s body, who was arrested by the plain-clothes Bassij forces during Iran’s recent election unrest, was found.

Sayideh Pour-Aqayi (Amayi) was the only daughter of Abass Pour-Aqayi (a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war who died two years ago).  She was arrested by Bassij forces in her home in Tehran while participating in the nightly roof-top protests. 

Reports indicate that her body was burned with acid to cover-up torture and rape evidence on her body.  She was buried in section 302 of Behesht Zahra Cemetery without the presence of any family members.

Sayideh’s mother identified her body in coroner’s office in south Tehran, twenty days after her arrest, but the body was not released to the mother.  After a few weeks the family was informed that she was buried anonymously in Behesht Zahra.

Iran - Attack on Basij Members in Tehran

01 September 2009

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. 

Basij Forces riding motorcycles in Tehran streets in groups to stop the election unrest 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.

Iran – Arrest of Woman Jurnalist, Hengameh Shahidi at Evin Concerns Family

19 August 2009

Stop Fundamentalism - According to sources, Mrs Hengame Shahidi, a member of the Etemad Meli Party which is headed by Mehdi Karubi, has been subject to inhuman torture and abuse in prison since her arrest.

Hengameh Shahidi - Woman JurnalistShahidi who is a reputable journalist was arrested after the unrest errupted following June 12 elections in Iran.

The sources say that in order to break her, she has been given false death sentence.   To show her that the sentence is not a bluff, she has been taken for executions many times and they even put the noose around her neck.

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