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Video Footage of Graves of Executed Political Prisoners at Home Yards

Posted on: 28th June, 2015
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1988 mass execution

HRANANews Agency – Political prisoners massacre in the 80’s, is undeniable and also sad reality of Iranian contemporary history and an old wound on the body of civil society. These mass executions were happened between 1380 to 1388 across the country, and its victims were buried in different parts and in different ways, in addition that many burial places were never specified, in the cities, especially in the Northern region of country such as Golestan province due to lack of permission to bury victims in a public cemetery. The bodies of many of those executed had been buried by their families in their private homes.

The following footage is a short illustrated report that gives the story of the burial site for some of the victims in the village of “Gaz Sharghi” of Bandar Gaz in Golestan province. The identity of those executed and buried in the yard of their homes in the video, are as follow:

Ramazanali Motaki, son of Zeinulabedin, 14 years old, executed by shot, in prison of Gorgan, on 18th October 1981

Reza Motaki, 17 years old, executed by shot, in prison of Bandar Gaz, on 25th February 1982.

Ali Mohammad Torabi, son of Javad, 22 years old, executed by shot, in Behshahr, on 16th August 1981.

Seyed Mohammad Hashemian, son of Seyed Abulghasem, 35 years old, married and father of 6 children, executed by shot, in Bandar Gaz, on 16th August 1981.

Seyed Hosein Hashemian, son of Seyed Abulghasem, 27 years old, married and father of 1 child, executed by shot, in Behshahr, on 26th October 1981.

Mohammad Reza Torabi, son of Sadegh, 17 years old, executed by shot, in Bandar Gaz, on 16th August 1981.

Hosseinali Torabi, son of Janali, 23 years old, executed by shot, in Bandar Gaz, on 16th August 1981.

Seyed Mohammad Mir Ghafori, 19 years old, executed by shot, in Bandar Gaz, on 16th August 1981.

An informed source in this regard told HRANA: “After decades of execution and burial of these people and while for many years, mourning and commemoration of the anniversary was banned for their families, Security system offered the families of those executed to put stones on the graves but, this offer was faced with the families of the victims’ objection. The only things that they expect, after many years, is the legal proceedings to the genocide and punishing the perpetrators of it.”

HRANA is trying to draw the attention of the public opinion on the issue of execution and the importance of having a fair trial, also demanding the prosecution of the perpetrators of the massacre of prisoners as a public and social demand. As the restoration of this old wound, will prevent the repetition of such tragedies in the future of Iran.

HRANA, also on this occasion, again invites all the citizens to participate in the reporting of human rights violations. Interested people can provide their reports and documents, including video reports through Facebook pages, website or [email protected] to HRANA.

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