In a petition to human rights activists, the older brother of Mohammad Saber Malek Raeisi, a 15-year-old Baluchi teenager who’s been in the custody of Intelligence Ministry since 14 months ago, called for more efforts to save his brother.
Following Abdorrahman’s (his brother) refusal to cooperate with the Islamic Republic’s Intelligence Ministry, Mohammad Saber was arrested along with his two other brothers. Intelligence Ministry officials told their parents that in case they didn’t surrender their son, their three other children would be executed in prison.
This petition, as was delivered to Hrana, reads:
My name is Obeidorahman Malek Raeisi and I am Mohammad Saber Malek Raeisi’s older brother who was taken hostage by Iranian Authority on September 24th, last year while attending his younger brother at “Ali ibn Abi Talib” hospital in Chabahar City. To this date, he’s been spending 14 months in the Intelligence Ministry’s prisons in Zahedan Province and his whereabouts and health conditions are unknown to us.
In frequent contacts with my parents, Intelligence Ministry forces set my surrender as a precondition to his freedom. My family is under intense mental and psychological pressure. As a result of these threatening contacts, my father is experiencing a severely poor health condition due to senility and stress.
The only reason for the Intelligence Ministry to put my family through this ordeal is my refusal to cooperate with them by spying among Sunni scholars as well as Baluchi people. I fled the country in fear of my life.
Intelligence Ministry uses my family to put me under pressure. The security forces arrested my two other brothers (one 30 and the other 22 years old) in other placed in Chabahar at the same day they arrested Mohammad Saber. Then they raided my home and threatened my parents that in case they didn’t surrender me, my three other brothers would be executed in prison.