Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Taraneh Mousavi, 28, was among hundreds arrested on June 19th, 2009 in Iran's post-election aftermath. Like many of the detained, tortured, beaten and murdered citizens who took part in civil protests against the election results, there has been no news of her whereabouts.

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. Furthermore, parents found no trace of her after making inquiries from the hospital.

Islamist agents maintained that she had tried to hang herself in the hospital using the serum hose from the guilt of what they labeled as sexual misconduct.

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