Akbar Mohammadi, an Iranian student leader has died in jail while he was on a hunger strike. Akbar Mohammadi was first arrested in 1999 after clashes between the security forces and students at Tehran University. According to news Mohammadi’s parents got arrested as soon as they came to Iran. Many bloggers were shocked about this news and share their thoughts and feelings in different ways, from writing to draw cartoon, in their blogs.
Nikahang a leading cartoonist & blogger published a cartoon in remembrance of Mohammadi in his blog and Roozonline.
From Zahra Kazemi to Akbar Mohammadi
Several bloggers compared Akbar Mohammadi's death to Zahra Kazemi's, Canadian-Iranian photojournalist who died in a very suspicous circumstances in prison, death. Jomhour reminds us the similarities between Zahra Kazemi’s, Iranian Canadian photographer and journalist who died in prison, and Akbar Mohammadi’s death. The blogger says Mohammadi’s body was buried without any approval from his family or lawyer. The blogger adds parents were arrested by authorities to avoid any demonstration or protest. Jomhour says authorities should answer why they refused Mohammadi’s body to be examined by independent doctors [Fa]. He adds we remember in which circumstances Zahra Kazemi, photographer and journalist who died in prison, was buried. We are going to forget his death even sooner than Zahra Kazemi’s death. The blogger writes
Akbar Mohammdi’s lawyer declared his death suspicious and said until the revelation of truth; the body should not be buried. Akbar’s father before his son’s death and when he was on hunger strike to protest against his arrest said his son had been tortured.
Hanif Mazroi says if four years ago authorities had punished Zahra Kazemi’s murderer we won’t face anymore such horrible events. Mazroi adds as soon as Iranian public opinion becomes busy with international affairs, they do what they want with Iranian youth [Fa].
Fm Sokhan says we are not going to forgive or forget people who did this crime [Fa]. The blogger has published a photo of Mohammadi which is taken by Kosoof, a leading photo blogger.
Roozmaregiha says so called reformist leaders talk about human rights violation in Lebanon and they worry about political prisoners in that land but they say nothing about Iran [Fa]. The blogger adds none of reformers mentioned Mohammadi’s name. Akbar Mohammdi had been a prisoner for eight years in reformist period. Akbar Ganji and dozens of other political prisoners are from the same period. The blogger adds
Now Akbar Mohammadi is not alive anymore and talking about who is the responsible of his death is not that important. The important thing is that he died in Evin prison while he was on huger strike…Human rights are not a defined concept here. Everybody has his/her own definition.
Mikhak says nothing will happen after this tragedy. The blogger thinks Lebanon news and UN warning to Iran to stop uranium enrichment took the front scene in media [Fa].
Iranpaprazi says that he did not know Mohammadi and his ideological background but it is really unjust to take somebody alive and give him back dead. All these authorities’ declarations to show that they are innocent and it was Akbar Mohammadi’s fault are really disgusting [Fa].
Mohammadi’s tragedy has not been the only tragedy that Iranian bloggers to talk about. Lebanon war and tragedy has been discussed in some blogs too.
Government & volunteer studnets
Ansar Qods says Iranian government ordered to stop volunteer students who want to go fighting in Lebanon in Iran-Turkey borders. The blog says even some get beaten up by security forces. It seems negotiation goes on with Iranian government to let these volunteers who have passports to pass borders [Fa].
Hojreh, a cleric blogger, reports some Iranian students who are volunteers to go to Lebanon will get permission from Makou's authorities to pass Iran-Turkey borders. Mean time the blogger says Turkey announced all will be arrested as soon as they put their foot in Turkey [Fa].