Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan: According to news received from Mr. Behrouz Javid Tehrani’s family, Mr. Tehrani is currently on his 16th day of hunger strike.

Mr. Tehrani was forcefully transferred to Section 1 of the Gohardasht Prison (torture chambers) also known as “dark hole” or “the end of the road” more than 2 weeks ago. While in Section 1 of the prison he has been subjected to brutal torture, including being beaten by batons while blindfolded and handcuffed.

According to his family Mr. Tehrani is in an extremely poor mental and physical state.

Mr. Tehrani is a pro-democracy activist who was originally arrested during the July 9th 1999 (18 Tir) pro-democracy student demonstrations, and has spent most of the last decade in Islamic Regime prisons. For the past four (4) years Mr. Tehrani has been imprisoned in the infamous Gohardasht Prison, which is known for housing extremely dangerous criminals and for its terrible treatment of political prisoners.

It must be noted that even behind bars Mr. Tehrani has continued his pro-democracy activities and this is one of the reasons behind the inhumane treatment of Mr. Tehrani by Regime Officials.

Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan condemns the inhumane treatment of Mr. Tehrani and urges all human rights organizations and international entities to voice their concern over the torture and imprisonment of Mr. Tehrani in Gohardasht Prison.

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