A film director has been murdered and dismembered by his own parents in ‘an honor killing’ after he returned to Iran.
According to reports, the couple chopped up the body of 47-year-old Babak Khorramdim over his unmarried status.
His remains were found in a suitcase and rubbish bags in the town of Ekbatan.
The head of the Tehran Criminal Court, Mohammad Shariari, said the father admitted to stabbing his son and cutting his body up before throwing his body parts in the rubbish.
Both parents have been arrested.
Investigators say they have found evidence of the murder in the parents’ home.
It was in 2009 when Babak graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran with a master’s degree in cinema.
He then moved to London to further his study and made a number of short films including ‘Crevice and Oath to Yashar.’
Babak then decided to go back to Iran to teach film.
Jason Brodsky, Middle East Analyst and Editor at Iran International TV, said: “ think the horrific death of Babak Khorramdin is only the latest example of a long pattern of domestic violence that we have seen in Iran.
“It follows the tragic death of Ali Fazeli Monfared, who was killed by family members after they found out he was gay.
“That is not to mention the case last year of Romina Ashfrafi, a 14-year-old girl who was beheaded by her father in an honour killing.”
“Despite a child protection law being passed in 2020 in Iran, honour killings and domestic violence continue more broadly, and this is an area the international community needs to address with Iran,” he added.
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