The author once claimed that he knew what had happened to Haj Ahmad from enough records but lacked the authority to discuss it...
Mr. Davudabadi, where did the idea for this book come from, and how did you get the data?
I began working as a journalist and officially entered the press in 1993. Haj Ahmad Motevaselian was one of the individuals whom I always found interesting and important, and I was curious about what happened to him. I chose to focus on this issue until I went to Lebanon in 1995. There were rumors that Ahmad Motevaselian had been taken prisoner there. Because there was a ban at the time, nobody discussed these issues. However, as the project went on, I saw more and more contradictions.
What is the source of these contradictions?
It seemed as if lying would be required in this situation, which I also didn't understand. I have yet to come across any justification for the existence of these loved ones, nor any proof in the form of a source, document, or person.
The papers and materials I had in this field served as the foundation for the publication of these contents. After that, I came under a lot of criticism, and one of my friends even stated that someone claimed in a meeting that I was solely interested in my personal financial gain.
Has his martyrdom been accepted?
I wrote articles in the previous year for which I received negative feedback. I was invited to a TV program a few months ago where I spoke about Haj Ahmad's martyrdom. It's interesting to note that I initially assumed that they wouldn't air the program due to my remarks, but it appears that the officials and political deputies of Television saw the program and decided to air it. This demonstrates how his martyrdom is being announced on radio and television.
For the past 20 years, I've been hunting for the names of two people who were driving behind Haj Ahmad Metouslian's car when the incident occurred. These two individuals saw the occurrence. Nobody provided any details about them.
Due to their responsibilities, I called them when I discovered recently that they were both in Lebanon. They stated they couldn't tell me over the phone but would inform me if I went to Lebanon.
The fact that they said I was the first Iranian to ask about these is surprising. That demonstrates that nobody has contacted these two individuals in the past 37 years.
During these years, hasn't a case for further investigation developed?
I didn't find much at all. Not only is there no file with Interpol, but there is also no file with the Lebanese police or judicial system. Money has been spent on this case, but until now they haven't even been able to submit a complaint to the international police!