According to news reports from “Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran” on Monday July 27th Mr. Behrouz Javid Tehrani was once again subjected to torture and was temporarily transferred to Section 5 of the Gohardasht Prison.

On Monday morning an “Inspection Committee” made up of members of parliament arrived in Gohardasht Prison for inspection, and in particular inspection of Section 1 of the Gohardasht Prison.

Prison officials wanted to remove Mr. Tehrani from Section 1 of the prison before the inspection; however Mr. Tehrani protested and wanted to know why he was being taken to a different section. As a result he was attacked by prison officials and beaten by electrical batons. According to eye witnesses he was beaten until his body was covered in blood and then temporarily transferred to Section 5 of the prison. After the “Inspection” Mr. Tehrani was once again transferred to section 1 also known as “dog house” and “torture chamber.”

It should be noted that due to significant international pressure, prison officials allowed a brief visitation with Mr. Tehrani’s family on July 25th 2009. According to this news report his family was shocked and disturbed to see the marks of torture on Mr. Tehrani’s body. His hands and feet were black and blue as a result of beatings, he suffers from internal bleeding and as a result of damage to his knees has great difficulty walking.

As a result of his inhumane treatment in prison Mr. Tehrani went on a hunger strike on July 14th 2009 and is still on hunger strike. There is great concern that prison officials maybe trying to put an end to Mr. Tehrani’s life.

Translation to English by: Sayeh Hassan

It should be noted that Mr. Tehrani is the last remaining prisoner from July 9th 1999 pro-democracy student uprising, and has spent most of the past 10 years in various Islamic Regime Prisons including Evin and Gohardasht Prison.

I urge all readers to contact various human rights organizations, in particular Amnesty International and urge them to take up Mr. Tehrani’s case. Amnesty International in particular has been silent about Mr. Tehrani’s situation for the past 10 years, it is time for them to speak out on behalf of this human rights activist before it’s too late…


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