these days is witnessing a gruesome court
trial of two hideous child killers. The child victims are all from the
poor slums of Pakdasht, where the majority of its poor inhabitants toil in
the harsh unpleasant brick baking factories.
The accused dubbed by the Iranian press as
of Pakdasht”, have been charged with
killing and raping 17 children, two men and a woman in the desert south of
Today the trial had to be halted after
relatives of the victims made a furious attempt to attack one of the
accused as he calmly confessed to the gory details of his crimes.
Saying how he was delighted when he saw the
blood of his victims oozing from their bodies.
The two charged with the murders stunned
their victims by hitting them with a stone or a blunt object first then
raped them before finally burning the bodies.
But the relatives’
rage is not just directed at these two callous
murderers and their horrific confessions. They also accuse the Law
Enforcement Forces with complacency and not caring so much for the
children who came from poor families. There are also suspicions that the
accused killed their victims to obtain their body parts for a more
sophisticated organised gang with influential contacts behind the scenes.
The father of one of the victims, known only
as Milad A., told ISNA reporters, “My
family and the families of two other
victims became suspicious of one of those charged and handed him over to
the Law Enforcement Forces, the LEF's
claim that they arrested him is not true, it was us who arrested him, but
the culprit was released after a bail for 1000Million Rials was paid for
him. Who was behind paying
that substantial bail money? We
are not happy with just these two being sentenced to death. We want to
trace the big hands behind these two. We suspect our children were killed
for the sale of their body parts.”
Another relative told reporters how when his
child went missing he reported the matter to the authorities but three
days after, there was not even a call from the authorities to say who is
in charge of the case or simply ask them if their child has turned up. “The
police did not contact us at all, we had
to go to them again and find out what they are doing about our missing
two relatives also mocked the reprisal compensation money they had
received by the orders of president Khatami, one figure was at 5 Million
Rials and another at 2 Million (around $600and $240). “We
don’t want this money, we want all those
responsible to be punished”.
Twenty five years after Khomeini’s
promises of Islamic Utopia, the country
is sinking deeper and deeper into a depraved and degenerate society with
little morality. Those ignorant enough to be fooled by the Islamic
Republic propagandists and their portrayal of a harmonious and just
Islamic society should be made aware of these realities. In fact the
Islamic utopia has not worked anywhere.