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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Beloved student leader dead due to brutal torture: Iran

Student Committee of Human Rights Reporters

On Sunday night, July 30th, imprisoned student activist Akbar Mohammadi, who was on his 9th day of a hunger strike died of a massive coronary while in the prison shower. The prison doctors were not able to revive him. He passed away in the late hours of the night, in prison.

His body has been transferred to the coroner’s office at a hospital in the Saadatabad area of Tehran.

On Sunday, members of the Islamic parliament visited Evin prison, where Mohammadi was being detained. Mohammadi had just been returned to his cell in ward 350 after a brutal torture session where he was black and blue, swollen and bleeding from cuts he had sustained under torture; the jailors had chained him to his bed and his mouth had been gagged.

Student Committee of Human Rights Reporters and Iran Press News condemn this inhumane and barbarous act and while offering condolences to the freedom loving people of Iran holds the murderous and criminal authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran directly responsible for the death of this patriot.

He gave his life for freedom and will forever live on in Iranian history as a national hero.

Editor's Note: Reprinted here to serve the Iranian people who knew him or of him. Also, for those of us who are continuing to fight in his cause. Yes, he shall remain forever in our hearts and memories. Good-bye, dear friend. Even though we never met, I have respected and amired you. You did well.

H/T to Banafsheh.

Category: Iran, Political Prisoners and Human Rights.