Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Apparently the Iranian government is studying the People's Republic of China

for ideas; the PRC murders dissidents and then charges the family for the cartridge, though I don't think they overcharge on this level:
On Saturday, amid the most violent clashes between security forces and protesters, Mr. Alipour was shot in the head as he stood at an intersection in downtown Tehran. He was returning from acting class and a week shy of becoming a groom, his family said.
At the crack of dawn, his father began searching at police stations, then hospitals and then the morgue.

Upon learning of his son's death, the elder Mr. Alipour was told the family had to pay an equivalent of $3,000 as a "bullet fee"—a fee for the bullet used by security forces—before taking the body back, relatives said.
And, just to make it even better,
Mr. Alipour told officials that his entire possessions wouldn't amount to $3,000, arguing they should waive the fee because he is a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war. According to relatives, morgue officials finally agreed, but demanded that the family do no funeral or burial in Tehran. Kaveh Alipour's body was quietly transported to the city of Rasht, where there is family.


Anonymous said...

WTF!! Add insult to the ultimate injury, as well as pour salt in the open wound. Some people and their children. . .

B Woodman

Firehand said...

Takes a really interestingly-twisted mind to do such a thing.