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Commemoration service for Forouhars opposed by Iranian authorities

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Parasto Forouhar reports that Iranian security forces have told her that she is not allowed to hold the commemoration service of her parents, prominent Iranian political figures, Daryoosh Forouhar and Parvaneh Eskandari.

arasto Forouhar in front of an image of her father, Daryoosh Forouhar

Jaras reports that Parasto Forouhar has announced that despite the "threats from the authorities", the commemoration service for her assassinated parents will indeed be held at the House of Freedom (home of Daryoosh and Parvaneh Forouhar).

Parvaneh Eskandari and Daryoosh Forouhar

Daryoosh Forouhar, leader of the Nation Party of Iran, and her wife Parvaneh Eskandari were stabbed to death in their home in December of 1998.

The murder of the Forouhar family, closely followed by the murder of Mohammad Jafar Poyandeh and Mohammad Mokhtari, were part of a series of murders and disappearances of Iranian dissident intellectuals, later referred to as the "chain murders" in the Islamic Republic.

Parasto Forouhar, who is a resident of Germany, travels back to Iran each year to hold a commemoration service fro her deceased parents on the anniversary of their murder.

The "chain murders" which is attributed to members of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence at the time, led to the resignation of the Minister of Intelligence and the ministry issued an announcement shifting the responsibility onto a few "rogue elements" in the ministry acting arbitrarily.

While a number of government officials were tried for their involvement in ordering the murders, the families of the victims maintain that the true perpetrators of these crimes were not held accountable and the responsibility was merely shifted onto a few scapegoats.

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