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Kianoush Asa: anniversary of a martyr

Iranians students this week at the University of science and technology (Elm-o-Sanat) held a ceremony in memory of Kianoush Asa, a student who was killed in the uprising following the disputed reelection of President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.

With a promising future ahead of him as a chemical engineer, Kianoushs’ life was tragically ended when the regime’s paramilitary Basij forces opened fire on the peaceful protest in Azadi Square in Tehran on June 15, 2009.

His family identified his body 10 days later after apparently being kidnapped and transferred to an unknown location by agents of the mullah’s regime.

Following the Iranian contested election in 2009 that saw Mahmoud Ahmadinejad win over Mir Hossein Mousavi, the Iranian people staged nationwide demonstrations against the mullahs regime, the protests were named by the western media “the Persian awakening”

The death toll to this day is still unknown, but its suspected that hundreds more may have died in the post-election unrest than authorities have admitted, this suspicion comes as accusations have been made against the regime may have been hiding bodies in secret morgues.

Suspicions that the death toll following the clashes may have been severely underestimated is fuelled further after one woman described seeing corpses piled on top of each other in a refrigeration depot while searching for a missing loved one. Another woman, whilst searching for her son, was shown pictures between 50 and 60 people all said to have died in the unrest.

 

 

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