• Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Unpo: West Balochistan: Tortured Political Prisoner Writes To Un Special Rapporteur

Mohammad-Saber Malek Raeesi is on hunger strike to protest torture and arbitrary detention in Iran. The Baloch man is under pressure from the Iranian authorities to give them his brother, who lives in Pakistan. The situation of minorities in Iran remains deeply concerning and in prisons torture is rife.

The following article was published by NCRI:

The political prisoner ‘Mohammad-Saber Malek Raeesi’ writes a revealing letter to Asma Jahangir, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, describing parts of the inhumane conditions as well as Iranian regime’s medieval tortures in prisons.

Currently spending his eighth year in Ardebil Prison in exile and 20th day of hunger strike, Malek Raeesi writes in his letter: “due to communicating and meeting with my brother who lives in Pakistan, I was arrested on 24 September 2009 at the age of 17, and then sentenced to 15 years in Ardebil Prison in exile.”

“I’ve been suffering the worst types of tortures and inhumane conditions from the first moment after being arrested”, adds Malek Raeesi.

“I spent 21 months in intelligence detention center in Zahedan, suffering the worst types of physical and psychological tortures despite my young age. I was even tied to the torture bed, or ‘the miracle bed’ as they say, into forced confessions. I spent several consecutive weeks in quarantine in a 1.5 square meter cell with my hands and feet chained.”

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