Monday, July 6, 2009

92 Killed in Tehran Say Doctors Who Fled

One of a pair of Iranian doctors, who fled the capital to France says an unofficial tally by medical staff at Tehran area hospitals counted 92 violent deaths related to conflicts with security forces. The death toll is considerably at variance with an official figure of 17 deaths.

The account of events in Tehran by the doctors, who declined to be identified for reasons of personal safety has been published today in the online edition of the French newspaper Le Figaro. They say that intimidation prevented them revealing the scale of casualties but motivated them to flee to France to reveal the details.

Among the dead were an eight months pregnant woman and six young males found dead in Shahriar, on the outskirts of the capital. "They all died from wounds in the neck," said the second unidentified doctor, quoting information from a trusted medical colleague. "Their skulls had been smashed and their brains had been opened, presumably to retrieve the bullet and destroy evidence of the crime."

On June 15th, dubbed "Black Monday" by the second doctor, the Rasoul Akram Hospital, near Tehran University, received 38 casualties, including 28 wounded and 10 dead.

"We found that the bullets had passed through the torsos diagonally, which means they were fired from above - ie a roof," says the second doctor.

To conceal the nature of the assaults, doctors at Tehran hospitals were forced to certify that the deceased died of natural causes. A colleague of the second doctor who was on emergency duty at Erfan Hospital, paid a price for refusing to cooperate. "After being missing for thirty-six hours, he was found half-conscious and disfigured on the sidewalk near the hospital," he told Le Figaro.

"In several hospitals - including Rasoul Akram and Imam Khomeini - we organized sit-in protests. But state television, they said it was a strike for better wages."

Due to resistance by medical staff, the bodies of some protesters were speedily removed. "We think they were transferred to the Baqiatollah military hospital or a place unknown to the general public," says the doctor. Then, under the pretext of "organ donation", the evidence of bullet wounds were excised. Families were forced to go along with the deception in order to recover the remains for burial.

The Le Figaro article adds that a witness in Tehran, contacted by telephone told the newspaper that burials in the public cemetery at Behecht-e Zahra take place under surveillance, with the cause of death prohibited to be indicated on gravestones.

13 comments:

  1. this is evil--the face of evil , if anyone wondered what evil looked like they can read the above article and see that evil is alive and well and tortutreing Gods kids. but the evil are not aware ,,,where evil abounds the grace of God will do much more , the question is when will God revenge and punish the evil doers , if they only knew what awaited them, God is watching all of their evil and he will send them to helll one day,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  2. Allahu Akbar! Marg Bar Diktator!!

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  3. There is no doubt this is evil! Somebody needs to stop this from happening! Now is the time,not when they get the nukes ready! Who is gonna step up and do something?We cannot just sit around doing body counts! Somebody do something more than what is being done now!!!!

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  4. Praying for violence is true evil. Iranians deserve justice, not revenge. Swing the pendulum hard enough, it just come back to you.

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  5. Thank you for translating the story for us. This is sad and important information.

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  6. This is hard for me to comprehend how humans in the name of Allah can do these horendous evil acts upon their own people. Evil lurks in the hearts of men and only the Holy spirit can restrain it. Power and money corrupt leaders but revenge comes from the Lord. This regime will fall.

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  7. I saw the picture of that pregnant mother with her baby shot through the back and made me sick. Who could do such a thing? I believe in God and I also believe that God did not will this and whoever did this will stand in judgement before God. These inhuman people must pay for what they did.Me and my family stand by all Iranians and pray for you're freedom.

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  8. We can only hope that these reports get back to those on the inside, those who have compassion and know about the lies and violence. Those few who have behind the scenes savvy to pull the plug on these monsters. Perhaps some of the army or police will have had enough of this insanity. Those who are armed and decide to get a conscience and some guts will turn on the thugs. Obviously, green signs are not enough to stop shadowy liars with guns and clubs.

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  9. THIS IS HOW THEY HAVE BEEN FOR THE LAST 30 YEAARS.

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  10. I remember 10 years a go they attacked universities and I also I saw on the street that plain clothes Basijis pull a person on the street by his hair. Especially they target educated and young people. In the name of Allah, they kill people.

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  11. If that pregnant woman was my daughter I know exactly what I would do, and I would be very sneaky so as to get them all! But that is just me not every body thinks the same way. How long will the people in Iran tolerate this, I wonder? Mitch Swanson, just a California man.

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  12. I can not believe this is happening and the world is just watching and do nothing.A Basiji said on the phone to persian radio: "If we have to kill 60mil ppl, then that is what we shall do"I wander,any one given green light to IRI to do as they please?! At what price?!
    I have faith in God, be sure you, who watch innocent ppl killed,tortured, raiped and do nothing, one day you will teast your own God given misfortune.

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