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Month: July, 2011

Nima is alive…

  • I contacted Bahrami Hospital and tried to get in touch with the head of Accident and Emergency, Dr Dariush Fahimi, he was apparently in holiday, or so was I told. I then attempted to speak to the head of Paediatric Surgeons, Dr Hooshang Pourang, he was not available (no one answered). I then tried to speak to the social worker of the hospital, no luck in this one as well. I have a feeling that they may not be answering me because I’m calling from England and it is regarding a sensitive case.
  • I tried to call UNICEF – Tehran. No one took my call.
  • I called Jame Jam News Paper in Tehran, spoke to the Public Relations department. They guy suggested that I should call back in the afternoon to talk to the relevant group (Incidents). Which I shall do.
  • I spoke to Supporting Children of Iran Association NGO, the social worker was not available, but the person in charge there took my details and said I will be contacted as soon as she becomes available (tomorrow). She couldn’t confirm that whether it was Nima or not. Apparently, their social worker also knows what Nima’s family name is/was.
  • I just managed to speak to UNICEF – Tehran, department of Public Relations. She said we do not work on case specific matters in Iran. Our services are limited to provide the governmental and nongovernmental organisations with specialised trainings in child safeguarding and recognition of abuse. It is not our area of expertise to deal with abuse cases. At the most, we may condemn a case and request pursuance, but that is as far is it may go. She also recommended an NGO to me and suggested that they were dealing with Nima’s case and held some training sessions for Nima’s mother at the time. The name of this NGO is Mehrafarin.
  • I spoke to the person in charge in Mehrafarin Charitable NGO. They confirmed that they were in direct contact with Nima’s family. And they confirmed that Nima is alive and rejected the relevancy of that news to Nima. But to reassure me, she said that she will contact Nima’s family again and get back to me. She also mentioned that she will pursue Mohammad Pooya’s case and report back to me. They are aware of Nima’s family name, and they will inform us of it at the next stage. They also confirmed that child’s first name is Nima (and that is the correct name).
  • I spoke to Jame Jam, department of incidents, the guy didn’t even let me finish. He said: I’m sorry sir, we cannot provide you with any further information. All the information that we had were those published within the news paper. Good-bye! How dare they call themselves journalists.

Sleep well, little angel…

This morning, I received a link from one of my colleagues in “Save Nima” campaign.

I failed, and I had never failed like this before, ever in my life.

HRANA News Agency : “On Wednesday, July 20, 2011, Mohammad Pooya who was a victim of child abuse succumbed to his wounds and died in Tehran’s Bahrami Hospital.

According to a report by Jame Jam Newspaper, Mohammad Pooya’s family took him to the hospital claiming that their four year old son became unconscious after using crack cocaine.Hospital staff began their efforts to save Mohammad’s life right away until it became known that this child was the same victim who was brought to the hospital in mid March. During that visit, the family also claimed that their son had used crack cocaine, and after a few days at the hospital, Mohammad was released to his family’s custody by court order.

This time, however, the parents were arrested and interrogated to determine the facts. During the questioning, Mohammad’s parents blamed each other for the accident until his mother told the authorities that her husband was a drug addict who force-fed Mohammad crack cocaine in order to calm him down before the father could use drugs with his friends.

Because of the statements made by Mohammad’s mother, both parents were locked up behind bars, and Mohammad’s body was transferred to the coroner’s office for further investigations.

Since last month, Mohammad Pooya is the third victim of child abuse who has died. Two other children, Barbad and Parsa, died earlier.

I would like to thank my great colleagues in this campaign:
Anette Meyer
Lina Werme
Josefine Sjoqvist
Bahman Moradian Pey
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Members of Amnesty International in Sheffield, UK.
Human Rights activists in Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, France, Germany, the US, India, Turkey and Iran.
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May your rest in peace, little angel. At least you won’t suffer anymore…
We failed, but this is not the end… We shall carry on!
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Save Nima campaign on Facebook®: http://www.facebook.com/save.nima

Incidents in Norway

I wish to convey my profound sympathy on the incidents in Norway and express my deepest condolences to the citizens of the country, and the victims of these terrorist attacks. 

I strongly condemn these attacks and demand prosecution for all those responsible for it, at any cost.
-May they rest in peace.

What a religion!

CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE MATERIALS, NOT SUITABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

This is the result of extremism. A religion in which the homosexuals must be, and are being executed, you see this:

Pedophiles are allowed to do whatever they want, and there is nothing to stop them. Such phenomena is widely observed within the Islamic countries (Based upon the Human Rights Watch reports and UNICEF). Whereas a child is considered as a property of his/her father (based on the Islamic rules), child abuse is of no meaning in these countries. The prosecutors normally don’t take any actions unless otherwise requested by the father.