NCRI – The memorial ceremony of Asghar Nahvipour, who was killed in Shar-e-Ray metro by the Iranian regime security forces on Saturday July 15, was held at his burial site on the seventh day of his death with more than 500 people in attendance.
The ceremony was held at a time when the regime had earlier threatened the family not to hold the ceremony, and continued the harassment of them by cutting off the right to cry, and tearing off all the posters and banners related to the ceremony.
According to reports, unlike all repressive measures, many people attended the ceremony, along with all the athletes and sportsmen of Shahr-e-Ray traditional gym and a large crowd from northern Iran.
According to news reports, the regime’s security forces were present to suppress and control, but failed to prevent the mass rally.
The people commemorated this athlete and condemned his killing, pointing to a hopeful future.
National Council of Resistance of Iran in a statement had condemned this brutal murder and stated in part:
“The murder of Asghar Nahvipour, a young Iranian athlete, by regime’s security force in a metro station of Shahre Rey, south of Tehran, has raised a wave of rage across the country. This incident took place on Saturday, July 15th when Nahvipour protested and attacked a mullah seen harassing a number of young women under the bogus pretext of “improper hijab”. Eyewitness say he was fired at point blank range by the police while yelling, “We don’t want these mullahs. We don’t want this Islam. What kind of a country is this? What kind of Islam is this?”
Iranian authorities did not permit his family to hold a ceremony in his hometown and ripped down all banners of his funeral ceremony. Iranian intelligence banned Nahvipour’s family of any protest, going public or even talking about the issue or weeping at their loved one’s grave.”