Women’s rights activists imprisoned in Gilan province in northern Iran have been subjected to severe beatings and mental abuse, Iran International can reveal.

According to information obtained by Iran International, Sara Jahani, a doctor at a hospital in Rasht, refused to share her phone’s passcode with authorities and was beaten for this resistance.

Meanwhile, in the Ministry of Intelligence’s detention center, Hooman Taheri, a Gilan-based activist, also suffered repeated severe assaults. Days after being transferred to the public ward, he still bears visible signs of a broken tooth, extensive facial swelling, and bruises on his neck and body.

It has been reported that some detainees have been denied communication privileges and visitation rights to prevent the disclosure of abuse.

Last Thursday, the Islamic Republic’s security forces arrested several women’s rights activists in the cities of Rasht, Fooman, Anzali, and Lahijan.

Condemning these detentions, hundreds of activists have called for their immediate release.

As the anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s death at the hands of the hijab police approaches, the government’s efforts to suppress activists, students, and teachers have escalated. Security agencies have recently been summoning and issuing threats over the phone to dozens of students across Iranian universities.

Various reports also highlight security pressure on families of those killed in the uprising, aiming to prevent gatherings on the anniversary of their children’s deaths as well as desecration of victims’ graves.

Source » iranintl