Your contributions to our Search for Iran’s Dead and Detained

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2009/jun/30/iran-dead-detained-photos
Simon Jeffery on the response to our call for help in naming those who have died or been jailed since the Iran elections

Hundreds – maybe thousands – of people have been jailed in Iran for their part in the protests that followed the presidential election, and we are trying to find out who they are.

Yesterday we asked readers and a wider community on Twitter for help in filling in the missing details on our list and sending in photographs of the dead or detained.

So far we have received hundreds of pieces of information, many new names and several photographs. Below is Mohammadreza Jalaeipour, 27, an Oxford PhD student and spokesman for a grassroots campaign group for the reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi. He was arrested at Tehran airport on 17 June as he attempted to leave the country.

Others have pointed us to Facebook profiles and photographs for those involved in the protests. If you know of these people or have them in your networks please let us know. This is an attempt to break through the crackdown on dissent and reporting in Iran since the election. Many of the names would be unknown were it not the for the work of groups such as the New York-based Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Reporters Without Borders/Reporters Sans Frontieres and Human Rights Watch who we owe a great debt to.

All the information and photographs now coming in will be assessed and added to our database as appropriate and the main graphic will be updated. We are also sharing information with the above-mentioned Human Rights Watch and making a spreadsheet available at Datablog.

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