Iran Kurds buried in secret location after execution: Lawyer

Last Updated: Monday, June 7, 2010 - 11:23

Tehran: Iranian authorities refused to hand over the bodies of Kurdish militants executed last month to their families and buried them in a secret location, their lawyer told an opposition website on Sunday.

"Our search shows the executed Kurds have been buried secretly and they (the authorities) refuse to disclose the burial site," lawyer Khalil Bahramian told Rahesabz website.

"It is about a month that the mourning families have been looking for the bodies of their dear ones and have not heard any responsible comments," he said.

Bahramian represented Shirin Alamhouli and Farzad Kamangar, hanged in May along with two other Kurds and another man, after convicting them of armed opposition to the Islamic republic.

The hangings were condemned by Amnesty International and Iran`s opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi.

Iranian judiciary said the four Kurds were members of the Kurdish rebel group PJAK (the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan), which has been battling Islamic republic`s security forces in western Iran.

PTI



First Published: Monday, June 7, 2010 - 11:23

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