Wednesday, July 15, 2009
This 19 years old boy was killed with a bullet in the heart! his mother was camping in front of the Evin prison for almost a month. Her son had already died over three weeks before she was called to identify the body, but no one bothered to inform her. In the meantime, she, a member of Mothers for Peace, was worrying and petitioning to prevent her son (and others) being tortured.
A'rabi's family is the first to have publicly defied the IRI orders of "holding a quiet funeral". His devastated mother's pledging to fight on! and so do many Iranians! (Sohrab;s father had died when he was 16, after a long battle with cancer)
What is concerning is that Sohrab's mother identified him from over 50 pictures she was shown. This means that at least over 50 of those who are missing may already be killed. When? We won't perhaps know. And because there is no opportunity of autopsy, then we will be inclined to believe the worst rumors about the Evin prisoners. And of course, those who want to blame us for spreading "propaganda" may instead go petition their beloved Ahmaghinejad regime to loosen up prisons, and let in journalists and independent observers to assess the human rights in Iran's prisons, political and otherwise!
This will also let us know who the 13 Balouch who were hanged were. Just because someone belong to Jondollah, which is branded as a wing of Al Quaeda, doesn't mean we should let their death go uninvestigated!