Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sohrab Aarabi's family learns of his death one month after Iran protests

(CNN) -- An Iranian family learned of their 19-year-old son's death nearly a month after he was shot during a demonstration over the Islamic republic's disputed election results, an international human rights group said Sunday.

Sohrab Aarabi was apparently shot dead June 15 during one of the bloody protests that followed the June 12 presidential elections, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

At least 20 protesters were killed in the chaos and more than 1,000 were arrested in Tehran in the first few days after the election, but it was not clear whether Aarabi's death was counted among those.

July 11, 2009
The lady in Purple scarf is the mother of Sohrab Arabi, who was killed in Iran during the protests. In this clip it shows Sohrab's mother with a picture of Sohrab outside Evin prison asking other released students if they have seen Sohrab in the Prison.

July 13, 2009
Sohrab Aarabi's funeral at Tehran's Behesht-e Zahra cemetery.

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