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IRAN: Young worker killed under torture after being arrested during New Year festivities


NCRI – The Iranian regime’s henchmen killed a young laborer under torture after his arrest last Tuesday shortly before the Fire Festival marking the beginning of the New Year celebrations in Iran.

Mr. Mohsen Maleki, 25, who worked in a sweet shop was arrested on March 17, but his body was handed over to his family the next day with fractures, hematomas and injuries covering his face and various parts of his body.

According to eye-witnesses, he was completely healthy before his arrest.

Every year since 2011, the security forces had routinely summoned Mr. Maleki to police headquarters prior to the Fire Festival to threaten him not to hold the ceremony.

This year, following his summoning by regime elements, Mr. Maleki refused to report to the police headquarters.

Subsequently, he was apprehended by elements of the security forces and transferred to the security forces’ headquarters.

Hours after arrest, he lost his life due to the battering and savage torture he suffered at the hands of officers.

The Iranian Resistance calls on the UN Secretary-General, the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteurs, and other pertinent bodies, to strongly condemn this crime and it urges for the formation of an international delegation to investigate this atrocity and similar crimes such as the murder of Mr. Satar Beheshti, a laborer and blogger who died in custody in early November 2012 several days after being arrested by the Iranian Cyber Police unit for criticizing the Iranian regime on his Facebook page.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 22, 2015