A Baluch prisoner was killed under torture on June 26 in a detention center in Suran, southeastern Iran.

According to the report by the Baloch Campaign website, the man was identified as Masoud Kahanky-Gongi. Masoud was arrested with another person the day before on theft charges. He was taken to the police detention center, where he was beaten and tortured, and later passed away.

This is not an isolated case. On May 18, 35-year-old Amir Rezai was killed under torture in Urmia, northwestern Iran. Amir was arrested 10 years ago on drug related charges and was sentenced to 20 years of prison.

In February, a prisoner of conscience died in coma from an unknown prison medication. Behnam Mahjoubi, a detained Gonabadi Dervish, passed away on February 16 in a Tehran hospital four days after being given an excessive amount of unknown medication in prison.

Behnam was transferred to Loghman Hospital on February 12 from the notorious Evin Prison.

According to the Human Rights Monitor Annual report, at least four prisoners were killed because of torture and ill-treatment in Iranian prisons in 2020.

Source » irannewswire