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Iran: Murder of a Prisoner Due to Torture and Flogging

Call for an international delegation to visit the mullahs’ prisons and refer the regime’s human rights dossier to the UN Security Council

On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in a horrific crime, Khamenei’s henchmen murdered a prisoner named Hadi Atazadeh in Ahar Prison by torturing and flogging him. While the published photos and video show the signs of torture on the body of this prisoner, Mousa Khalilollahi, the regime’s chief prosecutor in East Azerbaijan Province, brazenly claimed that there were no signs of beatings and injuries on the body of the prisoner and that the cause of death was drug poisoning.

The death of prisoners due to beatings and torture or due to denying access to doctors and medicine is well-known and routine in the clerical regime’s prisons and has occurred many times in different prisons.

The Iranian Resistance strongly condemns this barbaric crime and once again calls for the formation of a UN commission of inquiry to visit the clerical regime’s prisons and meet with prisoners. The brutal and systematic violation of human rights must be referred to the UN Security Council, and the regime must be brought to justice for crimes against humanity and genocide.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

September 3, 2021