Protesters’ deaths in Iranian jails raises alarmPublished by Farzad on January 10, 2018
At least 5 protesters have been reported dead or missing after being arrested during the recent demonstrations across Iran.
Sina Ghanbari, 22, “committed suicide” in the notorious Evin prison, claimed the authorities. He was arrested during the nationwide uprising in the early days of January 2018 and taken to Evin prison.
Also Vahid Heidari, a poor vendor who was arrested in demonstrations in the city of Arak has died in detention. Jahan San’at daily, quoting police officials, reported on 7 January that: “This person has been arrested on charges of carrying narcotics and has committed suicide in the detention center of police station 12 of Arak”.
Amnesty International reported on 9 January that “at least five people have died in custody following a crackdown on anti-establishment protests” and called on Iranian authorities to investigate these deaths and stop torturing detainees.
Mahmoud Sadeghi, a member of Iran’s parliament, has said that “3700 people were arrested during the protests.”
International Liberty Association calls on all international human rights bodes and the United Nations’ various human rights agencies and expert reporters to get involved actively and use every measure possible to prevent another prison massacre like the summer of 1988.