Omid Memarian

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Kidnapped, jailed, beaten ... over a bloodied T-shirt

Repression goes on while Iran seeks friendship with the West. Dan De Luce reports from Tehran

Sunday April 4, 2004
The Observer

His handsome face was seen around the world. The photograph, used on the front of the Economist magazine, showed Ahmad Batebi, his hands holding the bloodstained T-shirt of a fellow student beaten by paramilitaries. His look of indignation captured the mood of young Iranians demonstrating for democracy in the summer of 1999.


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