Reminiscent of Orwell, or perhaps Terry Gillian’s Brazil :

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.

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.


Meanwhile, the senseless death of another young Iranian protestor has unwittingly created “the voice of Iran” .

Articles by Christopher Blosser

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