Death of Farshid Hakki

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Farshid Hakki
Born(1974-06-02)June 2, 1974
DiedOctober 17, 2018(2018-10-17) (aged 44)
Known forLawyer, Economist and Environmentalists

Farshid Hakki (Persian: فرشید هکی‎; born 1953) was a lawyer, lecturer, economist, researcher, human rights activist and environmentalist. Farshid Hakki was also a candidate for the Tehran City Council. He was a member of the “Sedaye Paye Ab” environmental campaign in support of Zagros Mountain and was the author of a number of books including Human Rights for All, and The Political Economy of Human Rights.

He went missing on October 17, 2018 on Saturday night in Tehran and his family was informed about the condition of his body; knife wounds and burning.[1][2][3]

Mohammad Moghimi, his family lawyer, called the death "a suspicious murder."[4] State Media in Iran have published conflicting reports stating that the cause of death was suicide and that Hakki had set himself on fire.[5] Iranian opposition parties have accused the Iranian government of being responsible, highlighting the increasing violence against activists in the southern Ahwaz.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lawyer Vows to Seek Justice After Prominent Iranian Activist's Corpse Found Burned in Car – Center for Human Rights in Iran". iranhumanrights.org. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  2. ^ "Iranian lawyer and economist found murdered in Tehran". Iran News Wire. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  3. ^ "Social Justice Attorney Farshid Hakki was Allegedly Murdered by the Iranian State, his Friends Suspect - Zamaneh Media". en.radiozamaneh.com. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  4. ^ "Lawyer Vows to Seek Justice After Prominent Iranian Activist's Corpse Found Burned in Car – Center for Human Rights in Iran". iranhumanrights.org. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  5. ^ "Social justice attorney farshid hakki was allegedly murdered by the Iranian State his friend suspect". Radio Zamaneht. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  6. ^ "Iranian entities condemn rise of violence in country". The Baghdadpost. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  7. ^ "Amnesty fears Ahwaz activists 'secretly assassinated' in Iran". Middle East Monior. Retrieved 2018-11-22.