Posted by: bahareiran | April 27, 2011

Letter of Reza Haftbaradaran, father of Saba, killed by Al Maleki’s forces in Ashraf

Saba Haftbaradaran

Reza Haftbaradaran, one of the Ashraf residents and father of Saba – a 29 year old woman that was wounded by gunshot in the April 8 massacre and was martyred after 24 hours due to hindrances made by Iraqi forces-  wrote in a letter to international authorities:
“Since the moment Saba’s thigh was shot by bullet and her artery and main bone was fractured, I figured out that they have made a hellish tunnel to torture to death, under the guise of treatment, whoever they failed to kill on the spot. It was about two kilometers from the so-called New Iraq Hospital to the main route heading Baquba. However, they stopped us seven times along this distance. At the last stop, I told the Iraqi major, who had stopped the convoy with no reason and sought to turn the patients’ aides back to Ashraf, that Saba was in critical condition and he should allow the convoy to go on. He whispered with his nearby colleague, “that’s so good; we too want all of them die.” We reached at the main route after two hours. That was the first station to kill time. Then they took us to the Baquba hospital whereas the manager of the New Iraq Hospital knew that only in Baghdad Saba could undergo the surgery she needed. Therefore, taking us to Baquba was yet another part of their plot to kill time… In Baquba, when the physicians said that Saba needed to be taken to Baghdad immediately, an Iraqi officer by the name of Major Yasser came to me and said, “Separate from the PMOI to save Saba’s life and we shall provide best facilities for her treatment right away. Then we will take you and her to the best countries like France or wherever you wish..” After 14 hours of internal bleeding, they took her to the operation room at 21 p.m.. While I was not allowed to go anywhere, they asked me to provide blood for her. The outcome of this torture tunnel was nothing but Saba’s martyrdom.”Iranian Resistance calls again for saving the lives of the wounded and preventing the loss of more lives. It also reminds the three options as pointed out in the statement no. 76 dated April 22: 
–          Immediate transfer of all Ashraf’s wounded residents to the US forces’ military hospital located near Ashraf;
–          Transfer to the hospital in Erbil or to a European country;
–          Free access to medical services for Ashraf’s wounded residents in public hospitals and private clinics in Iraq;

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