Political administration of Tehran Province has
ordered Tehran City Council to stop their meetings with families of the people
who were injured or imprisoned in the post-election events.
Parleman News, a website run under the supervision of the minority reformists of the parliament, reported that an anonymous member of the City Council has informed them of the Province's letter calling for an end to the meetings with the victim's families describing them "against the good and interest of the country."
The meeting room was full of crowd
today. Some people didn't have any seat. They were families of
arrested, disappeared and killed politicians, journalists, lawyers
and normal people who was arrested during the election aftermath.
Mehdi Chamran, head of Tehran City Council
confirmed the existence of such a letter today claiming the letter indicated
that instead "the concerns can be followed up by the families through the red
The Province had earlier disputed the City Council's decision to provide victim families with monetary compensation. The province overturned the City's decision citing legal contradictions and prevented its execution.
The city committees, charged with processing the complaints of the victims of the post-election government crackdown on election protesters, came into effect to appease public outrage at the fierce violence the people were subjected to in the past months. The Province is now unburdening the City since the public seems more subdued.
The City was also charged with investigating a series of anonymous burials in Tehran's biggest cemetery. Cemetery personnel had informed Norooz website that 44 unidentified bodies were buried at Behesht-e Zahra on July 13. Many claim that some of the detainees of the recent protests were amongst the buried.
The City's investigation into these allegations has yielded no results so far. The police claim 20 people were killed in the recent unrest while Iran's parliamentary committee puts the number of dead at 30, and a list prepared by the opposition investigators headed by Alireza Behshti names 72 people killed in these events.
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