of Iranian cleric flown out Friday
THE Iranian cleric whose body was discovered earlier
this month in a shallow grave off the Soesdyke/Linden
Highway, was scheduled to be buried yesterday, his
colleague Abdul Kadir said yesterday.
Mohammed Hussein Ibrahimi, 35,
was kidnapped from outside the International Islamic
College of Advanced Studies, Brickdam on April 2. He
was director of the institution.
According to Kadir, Ibrahimi's remains left Guyana on
Friday for Iran. The body was scheduled to arrive
there about 6:00 hrs yesterday.
Kadir said that Ibrahimi's relatives and members of
the Muslim fraternity were to perform `Janaaza'
The dead man's wife, Shahanaz Ibrahimi, left Guyana on
Wednesday for Venezuela en route to Iran to attend her
The woman, who was pregnant with the couple's first
child when Ibrahami was kidnapped, recently gave birth
to a healthy baby.
On May 4, the police acted on a tip off and visited a
location just off the Soesdyke/Linden Highway on the
St. Cuthbert's Mission trail. There, they dug up the
cleric's partly decomposed body. The body bore two
gunshot wounds to the head. Ibrahimi's hands and feet
were bound with duct tape and he was clad in the
clothes he was wearing when he was abducted.
His colleagues identified him by a silver cap on his
dentures, and a silver ring he was wearing.
The Iranian policemen for the International Policing
Organisation (Interpol) who were here to investigate
Ibrahimi's abduction have since left the country.
Guyana Police Force spokesman, John Sauers, told the
Sunday Chronicle that the case is still open and
investigations are ongoing.