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A group of Iranian Jews in the US are calling for an investigation into the murder of a Jewish woman in Iran. Karmel Melamed reports in the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles:
In the wake of the gruesome murder of a 57-year-old Jewish woman living
in the Iranian city of Isfahan nearly three weeks ago, a group of
Iranian-Jewish activists in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.,
have banded together in an informal group hoping to raise public
awareness of the murder and to help bring the murderers to justice.
new group, known as the Jewbareh Committee — named for the ancient
Jewish ghetto in Isfahan where the victim, Toobah Nehdaran, was murdered
— released a statement last week calling upon Iranians and the
international community to push for a real investigation of the case.
“The Jewbareh Committee has appealed to all the kindhearted Muslims and
neighbors in Isfahan and around the Jewbareh district, as well as to
honest police officials to observe the situation, report any suspicious
findings and push authorities to launch a fair investigation into this
matter,” the statement said.
Following online news reports of the murder, committee members reached
out to contacts in Iran, including an alleged eyewitness, who said that
on Nov. 26, Nehdaran, a married Jewish woman, was strangled, then
repeatedly stabbed to death, and her body was mutilated in a ritual
manner by thugs who had broken into her home.