Iran: Detention and Torture of Youths

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Five Baluch citizens, who were arrested four months ago in the south-eastern part of Iran, were subjected to torture and mayhem to obtain forced and dictated confessions.

The agents have reportedly pulled out three fingernails of a detainee.

Mohammad Saleh Shahdad Zahi, Mahmoud Shahlabar, Idris Rokni, Abdolaziz Rokni and Hashem Zardkuhi were arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence in Iranshahr on July 8, 2017.

They were subjected to torture during the detention to take “dictated confessions against a Sunni cleric”.

According to reports, these five Baluch citizens were arrested after a Basiji named Abdolkarim Sajjadi was killed in the city of Sarbaz in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan.

According to the source, “these people are still under tortured in the detention center of the Ministry of Intelligence in Zahedan and they were asked to admit that they killed the Basiji (Abdolkarim Sajjadi) and have done it after a fatwa by the Sunni cleric, Molavi Kouhi.”

Abdolkarim Sajjadi was killed by unidentified people in the city of Iranshahr on April 8 this year.