Rantburg Blog has a view of the Iranian unrest (now on Day 32) you may not have heard yet:
I have always thought the violence reported in Iran was too great for only 20 dead.
The on-line Farsi-language newspaper, Nooroz, reports that hundreds of unidentified dead bodies are being held in Tehran’s morgues. One of the few official organs providing information on the detainees is the office of unidentified dead persons, which has summoned some families to various morgues around the city to determine whether their loved ones are among the dead. Nooroz newspaper reports that those families, who find their sons or daughters among the countless corpses, are threatened and pressured into signing statements attesting that their family members died in car crashes or as a result of other ordinary, run of the mill accidents. Unless the families sign these statements, the cherished bodies of their loved ones are withheld from them.
One person who reportedly visited the morgue in south-west Tehran [which in the past had been used only for the storage of fruits and dairy products]reports to Nooroz that she was presented with an album containing hundreds of pictures of the dead and was told to try and find her child among these images. This woman reports that, as she was leaving the morgue, she saw hundreds of dead bodies piled on top of one another.
Yesterday we also received news from one of our readers that the mother of Sohrab Arabi, the ninteen year old student whose mysterious death in connection with the Tehran protests recently made international headlines, was also asked to identify her son from amongst some sixty pictures of nameless corpses.
Atlas Shrugs has this as well:
It is reported that after the elapse of three weeks, an anonymous regime agent has contacted Taraneh’s mother, stating that she has been hospitalized in Imam Khomeini’s Hospital in Karaj.
The hospitalization, the agent reported, was due to rupturing of her womb and anus, in what was presented as an unfortunate accident in the vicinity o the Sharia’ti Street.
According to a witness account who was arrested with her, she was detained in the vicinity of Ghaba Mosque in the Sharia”ti Street in Tehran and was later transported to the Evin Prison.
The witness who spoke on the condition of anonymity stated that she became the subject to many physical and emotional abuse and ongoing torture. Islamist militia blocked any form of contact between Taraneh and her parents inside the prison.
Dear God, they are murdering their own people. God help Iran.