Hashem Khastar Sent to a Mental Hospital With No Signs of Illness?
“He said he thought they’re going to kill him,” Khastar’s wife, Sedigheh Maleki, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on October 25, 2018.
Maleki added that both the Intelligence Ministry and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Intelligence Organization—the main authorities that arrest peaceful activists in Iran—had denied arresting Khastar.
After making many inquiries, she finally found out that her husband, a retired teacher, was being kept in the hospital on the order of the public and revolutionary prosecutor of Mashhad, Gholamali Sadeghi. When she demanded his release, hospital staff told her that they could not do anything unless the prosecutor allowed it.
Khastar has also been forced to take medication in the Ibn-e Sina and Dr. Hejazi Psychiatry Hospital in Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan Razavi Province, since being committed there on October 23. According to an open letter by his wife published on October 27, he was arrested by “plainclothes” men while tending to a garden he maintains on the “outskirts of the city.”
According to Article 3 of Iran’s Guidelines for Mental Rehabilitation Centers for Acute Mental Patients, “If the patient has not been diagnosed as mentally disabled by the Medical Board or a judicial body, his/her consent is necessary to be admitted for treatment.”
However, Iranian law gives security forces and the judiciary the upper hand in all legal cases involving activists and other individuals targeted by Iran’s security establishment. It is also not known whether Khastar has been given access to a lawyer.
Read More: Iran Human Rights
Iran Briefing | News Press Focus on Human Rights Violation by IRGC, Iran Human Rights
Mar 16, 2019 Comments Off on 50 IRANIAN DRONES CONDUCT MASSIVE ‘WAY TO JERUSALEM’ EXERCISE
Feb 05, 2019 Comments Off on Israel has not fully deterred Iranian aggression in Syria
Jan 21, 2019 Comments Off on Iranian Regime Increases Propaganda Campaign Against Resistance (MEK/PMOI)
Jan 18, 2019 Comments Off on New research shows how Iranian hackers have collaborated to become one of the world’s most fearsome hacking forces
Mar 19, 2019 Comments Off on U.S. Pressures Iraq Over Embrace of Militias Linked to Iran
Mar 19, 2019 Comments Off on Mike Pompeo returns to Middle East to urge action against Iran with 3 different partners
Mar 18, 2019 Comments Off on Iran’s embrace of Iraq shows US sanctions are working
Mar 18, 2019 Comments Off on IRANIAN COMMANDER: ALL OF ISRAEL WITHIN REACH OF HEZBOLLAH’S MISSILES
Mar 19, 2019 Comments Off on U.S. Pressures Iraq Over Embrace of Militias Linked to IranU.S. Pressures Iraq Over Embrace of Militias Linked to Iran U.S. Pressures Iraq Over Embrace of Militias Linked to Iran The United States’ attempts to isolate Iran, including by punishing Iraqi militias and...
Mar 19, 2019 Comments Off on Mike Pompeo returns to Middle East to urge action against Iran with 3 different partnersMike Pompeo returns to Middle East to urge action against Iran with 3 different partners Mike Pompeo returns to Middle East to urge action against Iran with 3 different partners Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is...
Jul 14, 2016 Comments Off on Corps’ one hundred thousand of triggered missiles in Lebanon:An official Israel-threatening by CorpsIran Briefing: Since August 7, 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of Ramadhan as “Quds Day”, the Islamic Republic has always tried to hold an imposing ceremony by using state resources as well as requiring people’s involvement. This year’s Quds march had fundamental...