According to a report from Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran, Mr. Behrouz Javid Tehrani, a political prisoner has once again been subjected to brutal torture. On this occasion the degree of torture was so severe, that prison officials were forced to transfer Mr. Tehrani to the prison clinic.
On June 4th 2009 a number of political prisoners in Section 1 of the Gohardasht Prison started a hunger strike in response to the in humane treatment of political prisoners in this section of the Prison. Section 1 is also known as “dog house, torture chamber and end of the road.” Mr. Tehrani is one of the prisoners on hunger strike and as a result he has been subjected to brutal torture on numerous occasions in the past two months.
Most recently Mr. Tehrani was taken to a torture chamber by an individual called “Bakhshi.” According to this news report Bakhshi was also involved in the torture and death of the Canadian/Iranian journalist Zahra Kazemi.
In this torture chamber Mr. Tehrani was blindfolded, hand cuffed and his feet were cuffed as well. Bakhshi along with the prison warden “Khadem” and a number of prison guards attacked Mr. Tehrani with batons, beating him to a point where he had to be taken to the prison clinic.
According to eye witnesses who had seen Mr. Tehrani in the prison clinic, he had severe signs of torture on his hands, feet and back. Prison officials have done everything possible to prevent other prisoners from having any contact with Mr. Tehrani.
Mr. Tehrani has been imprisoned in Section 1 of the Gohardasht Prison for some time now and has been subjected to brutal torture on numerous occasions. The overall health of Mr. Tehrani is extremely poor, he suffers from internal bleeding, a broken shoulder and has difficulty walking. In light of suspicious death of political prisoners in Islamic Regime Prisons in the past few years there is great concern that Mr. Tehrani might be the next victim on Islamic Regime’s “death” list.
It should be noted that Mr. Tehrani was first arrested in the pro-democracy student demonstrations on July 9th 2009 and has spent most of the past 10 years in the Islamic Regime Prisons.
I would urge all readers to contact international human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and ruge them to take up Mr. Tehrani’s case before its’ too later.
Translation of Report by: Sayeh Hassan