Saturday, August 05, 2006

Eyewitness Report regarding condition of body of Akbar Mohammadi

SOSIran: A translation of a report on the condition of the body of the Iranian dissident.
To: United Nations Human Rights Council
Re: Eyewitness Report regarding condition of body of Akbar Mohammadi

Dear Sir or Madam,

Below please find the eyewitness report regarding condition of body of Iranian Student and Political Prisoner Akbar Mohammadi after his death in the prisons of Islamic Republic in Iran. The original handwriting report and signatures of the witnesses in Iran is attached below. READ MORE

We request your office’s immediate response and reaction to this urgent matter.


Dr. Iman Foroutan
Executive Director
S.O.S. Iran

A Summary of Observing the Body of Akbar Mohammadi

The police and information forces of the lawless and bullying Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran put the naked body of my son in a station wagon (against all norms) and these thugs threatened that if we held a memorial service for him, they would return the body to Tehran to be buried in an undisclosed location. We were additionally threatened that if we did not agree with these conditions, they wouldn’t release his imprisoned bother, Mr. Manouchehr Mohammadi, to attend the ceremony. Mr. Saeed Ashrafpour, the uncle of Akbar, was present while the body was being washed and buried.

Mr. Ashrafpour reported his observations as follows:
1. His eyes and mouth were wide open
2. His forehead was swollen, an indication that he was beaten
3. His teeth were protruding from his mouth.
4. His skull was broken
5. His front torso, from the neck to the stomach, was cut and stapled together
6. The same scenario was also repeated on his back
7. His shoulders, arms and soles were bruised badly, indicating that he was tortured
8. When he was being washed, his head and ears were bleeding and we had to stop it with cotton
9. His fingers were mangled
10. His wrists and ankles were bruised
11. There were purplish circles around his eyes
12. His weight had dwindled from about 95 Kg (approximately 209lbs) to 45 Kg (equivalent to 99 lbs)

Myself (the father), my wife and some of our relatives were present during the funeral and we can assure you that Akbar did not look like himself. It was as if Akbar had been disguised (to cover up the fact that he had been tortured). Akbar’s body was in such bad condition that the Coroner, after getting rid of the governmental thugs and showing the body to his other uncle, Mr. Ali Reza Ashrafpour, told them in confidence they should sue without hesitation or fear.

Finally, we request that all organizations protecting human rights assist us in our demand to disentomb the body and to perform an autopsy to ascertain the cause death.

Below, are the undersigned, who have seen the body in person and approve of this report.

Copied to:

1. United Nations Office
2. Human Rights Organization
3. International Amnesty
4. Human Rights Watch
5. Physicians without Borders.
6. News Agencies, both inside and outside Iran

Signed: Saeed Ashrafpour, uncle
Signed: Alireza Ashrafpour, uncle
Signed: Abdolreza Ahsrafpour, uncle
Signed: Hamid Ashrafpour, uncle
Signed: Ahmadreza Ashrafpour, uncle
Signed: Mohammadreza Ashrafpour, uncle
Signed: Behrooz Ashrafpour, cousin
Signed: Abbas Amiri
Signed: Abdollah Amini
Signed: Iman Rezaei, cousin
Signed: Ali Esmaili, Akbar’s friend
Signed: Seyed Fazlollah Mir-Esmaili, relative
And two other illegible signatures.

Bar Association
No. 029955 Series y

NAME AND DOMICILE OF CLIENT: 1. Mr. Mohammad Mohammadi, son of Gat Agha, holder of Birth Certificate No. 6, issued in Amol; 2. Goljahan Ashrafpour, daughter of Geda Ali, holder of Birth Certificate No. 282, issued in Amol; residents of private residence at 37B, Golestan 39, Shahrak Morvarid, Emam Reza Ave., Amol.

ATTORNEY: Mr. Khalil Bahramian, first class Lawyer, of 78 Malayeripour St., Mofatteh Shomali Ave., Tehran; Telephone 88314697.

NAME & DOMICILE OF OTHER PARTY: Any natural person and legal entity.

SUBJECT OF POWER: Filing legal and penal claims against other parties in relation to the death of Akbar Mohammadi and any other subject that the Attorney deems advisable to pursue legally against any authority and official.

SCOPE OF POWER OF ATTORNEY: Representation in the first instance, appeal and cassation appeal stages and in respect of retrial, claiming forgery, refuting or doubting the authenticity of the other party’s document and withdrawing documents; determining the forger and appointing certifier; in regard to expert opinion and in claiming damages and withdrawing claims, subpoenaing third parties and defending claims against third parties, bringing in third parties and defending them; making counterclaims and defending them; applying for writ of execution and pursuing the related actions.

FEE: Gratis

Fingerprints and signatures of the clients.

Article 31 of Civil Procedure of Public and Revolution Courts:…
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