Sattar Beheshti’s 40th Day Passing Away Memorial Ceremony Raided, His Mother Beaten And Injured

Posted on: December 13th, 2012

Mother and Sister of  Satar Beheshti at his memorial ceremony

Mother and Sister of  Satar Beheshti at his memorial ceremony

HRANA News Agency – Attendees at Sattar Beheshti’s 40th day passing away memorial ceremony were beaten and several were arrested.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA),  the 40th day passing away memorial ceremony of Sattar Beheshti at the Imam Mohamad Taghi Shrine in Robat Karim, Tehran, was raided by security forces resulting in beatings and arrests of Sattar’s family and a number of attendees.

Following the request by Sattar Beheshti’s mother and sister for the participants to go from the Shrine to Sattar’s sister’s home for the services, security forces and Plainclothes forces attacked the participants.

Five security officers also attacked and beat Sattar’s elderly mother causing her to sustain leg and knee injuries.

One of the participants at the ceremony told HRANA’s reporter that the agents were dragging Sattar’s mother on the ground by her hair.

Sattar’s brother, Asghar Beheshti, was also arrested while he was inviting people to his sister’s home. He was kept in detention for two hours.

Another participant in the ceremony has reported that Ahmad Taghavi was arrested. The exact number of people arrested at the ceremony is not yet known.