Dozens of Detainees of the November Protests Have Died in Iran’s Prisons
Following the November protests in Iran, more than 12,000 protesters were detained by security forces and special units and transferred to various prisons. The arrests continued in the following days, and a large number of participants in the mourning ceremony held 40 days later were arrested by security forces in various cities, including Tehran, Karaj, Shiraz, Behbahan, Tabriz, Mahshahr, Javanrood, Qale Hassan Khan and other areas.
At the 40th-day ceremony of Pooya Bakhtiari in Behesht-e-Sakineh cemetery of Karaj, a number of civil activists and journalists attending the event were arrested by security forces. Pouya Bakhtiari was shot and killed by security forces in Karaj’s Mehrshahr District on 16 November 2019.
The Special Forces used helicopters and Anti-riot Police Water Cannon Truck to arrest and control the participants.
Manouchehr Bakhtiari and Nahid Shirpisheh, Pouya Bakhtiari’s parents, were also arrested on 23 December, three days before the 40th-day ceremony of their child, along with other family members, in their home in Karaj by Ministry of Intelligence officials.
Iran’s judiciary has so far provided no statistics on the number of deaths and the detainees. Despite the authorities’ utter silence over the number of detainees and the deaths, reports from various sources suggest that at least 15 of those detained have so far died under torture by security officials. The families of the killed under torture have reported that the bodies of their family members have clear signs of beatings and torture.
Silence and ignorance of the numbers and situation of detainees and the death toll of the November uprising are the new impetus for the authorities to put more pressure on the detainees.
The judicial authorities have refused to provide any figures for the number of the detainees and deaths, to give the executioners a free hand to exert any physical or psychological pressure on the detainees.
Read more at: INU
Iran Briefing | News Press Focus on Human Rights Violation by IRGC, Iran Human Rights
Feb 27, 2020 Comments Off on US claims Iran is stepping up support to Yemen’s Houthis
Feb 24, 2020 Comments Off on Iran threat to destroy tombs of Purim heroes Esther and Mordechai alarms US agency
Feb 18, 2020 Comments Off on Iran and Najaf struggle for control over Hashd al-Shaabi after Muhandis’s killing
Feb 14, 2020 Comments Off on Trump warns Senate not to approve war powers resolution on Iran
Feb 28, 2020 Comments Off on Stop Repressing Your Own, HRW Tell The Mullah’s of Iran
Feb 28, 2020 Comments Off on After Soleimani Killing, Iran and Its Proxies Recalibrate in Iraq
Feb 28, 2020 Comments Off on Iran: The Source of Houthi Power
Feb 28, 2020 Comments Off on Jailed Iranian Activist Tortured, Rape-Threatened for 1,200 Hours
Feb 28, 2020 Comments Off on Iran: The Source of Houthi PowerThe Iran-backed Houthi rebel group claimed on February 15 that it shot down a Tornado fighter jet belonging to Saudi Arabia. Houthi spokesman Yahya al-Saree said on Houthi-run Al-Masirah television that the jet was...
Feb 27, 2020 Comments Off on US claims Iran is stepping up support to Yemen’s HouthisUS claims Iran is stepping up support to Yemen’s Houthis US claims Iran is stepping up support to Yemen’s Houthis Iran might be advancing its support for the Houthi movement in Yemen, according to a senior US...
Feb 10, 2020 2,053On 3rd of January a news spread in social media regarding Qasem Soleimani and AbuMahdi Mohandes who has died by a US drone strike near Baghdad Airport and this was the end of their lives. In social media, especially Iranian users, there was a chaotic situation, some called of “the general of...