September 4, 2009

New Information on opposition body count

While the chief commander of the IRGC said several times in his official interviews that the total number of deaths in the post-election crisis was 29 (nine civilians and 20 members of the Basij militia), Alireza Beheshti, Mousavi’s special envoy to the fact-finding committee, said on Wednesday that the exact number deaths is 72 so far and none of the names on their list are members of the militia.  According to Beheshti, the total number must be higher than the 72 that have been confirmed.  He also mentioned that there are still many families who are afraid of approaching the committee with regards to relatives killed in the unrest; they do not dare to investigate the facts through official sources out of fear of further consequences.
Norooz published the names and information of the 72 death that the committee has approved so far.

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