From: Human Rights Activists in Iran
[Farsi: Majmu‘e-ye fa‘âlân-e hoquq-e bashar dar irân]
Numbers of dead in recent violence in Iran reach 32
Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 11:29
The Association of Human Rights Activists in Iran can confirm the
deaths of 32 Iranian citizens connected to the events of June 14 and
June 15, based on its own fieldwork and despite numerous other reports.
Most of these citizens lost their lives in the attack on Tehran
University dormitories on June 14 and the opening of fire by the
paramilitary Basij forces on June 15. The violence started after
Iranian citizens protested against the results of the tenth
presidential elections, and the interference of security and
paramilitary forces connected to the government.
In a statement, the public relations office of The Office to
Consolidate Unity [Iran’s biggest student organization] yesterday
reported the killing of at least seven students during the attack on
dormitories of Tehran University and other universities around the
country (Amnesty International said on June 15 there had been five
According to numerous and confirmed reports, the morgue at the Rasul Akram Hospital in Tehran has also stored eight people, who lost their lives during the shooting at defenseless people on Monday June 15.
In addition, Azerbaijani human rights activists have reported the
killing of two citizens of Orumiyeh during fights in that city on
Finally, sources among the doctors at Erfan Hospital (which contains
ICU, CCU, NICU and 14 emergency operation rooms) in Western Tehran reported that 15 people were dead in the hospital, all connected to the shooting on June 15.
Reports of civilian deaths across the country received by the
Association are very high. However, it is impossible to confirm these
because of the highly militarized atmosphere and widespread arrests,
so the Association can only vouch for the deaths detailed above but
will continue the process of documentation and reporting.
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