Family of Twenty-Five Year Old Killed During Protest Given Contradictory Information
(29 July 2009) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has published a report of the shooting of 25-year-old electrical technician Davoud Sadri. He was shot during a protest in Azadi Square on 21 June by Basij forces and was taken to Rasoule Akram hospital. His family immediately began searching for him and their treatment is characteristic of many relatives of those injured and detained in protests.
Sadri’s family was given contradicting information regarding his whereabouts, the nature of his injuries, and where he was being kept. He died a few hours after being taken to the hospital, but his family wasn’t told until 5 days later on 26 June where his body was being held.
The Campaign continues to draw attention to the continuing shameful behavior of the Iranian authorities in dealing with family members of those killed or detained in protests following the 12 June presidential election.
Text of the report here.