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August 5, 2009

Etemadmeli: “Parliament to investigate the death of 12 year old demonstrator”

Etemadmeli (Karroubi’s official newspaper) reports that a member of the investigation committee of the Iranian parliament has indicated that the parliament intends to investigate the death of a 12 year old boy who died as a result of getting hit on the head by a baton. Hamid Reza Katozian
Ali Reza Tosali, was attending the demonstrations that took place last week on Thursday with his father. These demonstrations were held in Tehran’s cemetery (Behesht Zahra) to commemorate the passing away of those that died during the demonstrations. Ali Reza reportedly got separated from his father and was fatally hit in the head with a riot police officer’s baton.
His body was held for a period of four days by authorities before being returned to his family on Monday. According to Iranian officials, Ali Reza is the first child to die during the demonstrations.

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