Iranian Photographer and Protester Who Appeared in Famous Photo Escapes Iran After Years of Torture

When Ahmad Batebi appeared on the cover of the Economist nine year ago, the world was struck by the image of his holding up a shirt covered in the blood of another protester. The religious fanatics in Iran responded by arresting Batebi and torturing him. He was sentenced to death and then given a commuted sentence of 15 years. He recently escaped Iran to Iraq and is now in the United States.


His harrowing tale is detailed by the Economist. His arms are now covered in the scars of torture. A photographer, he now as a website here.

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9 thoughts on “Iranian Photographer and Protester Who Appeared in Famous Photo Escapes Iran After Years of Torture”

  1. “fanatics in Iran responded by arrestING Batebi”

    “AS a photographer, he now Has a website”

    No typo left behind.

  2. Congratulatitons to Mr. Batebi for escaping from his torturers. I wonder if any of the Gitmo prisoners that we are torturing have escaped? I wonder if Mr. Batebi will be deported by the Bush Administration or are they going to use him as propaganda against that torturous country, Iran?

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