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Iran: At least seven inmates killed by security forces in Ahvaz

Inmates killed by the regime’s security forces in Sepidar Prison of Avaz, southwest Iran
Inmates killed by the regime’s security forces in Sepidar Prison of Avaz, southwest Iran

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, April 3, 2020—At least seven inmates in Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz, southwest Iran, were killed by the regime’s security forces, reports indicate. Authorities are keeping a lid on the actual stats of those killed and wounded by their forces.

On Monday afternoon local time, March 30, inmates of Sepidar Prison in Ahvaz launched a riot. Video posted on social media platforms showed smoke rising from Sepidar Prison that could be seen from afar. Local reports indicate family members of inmates held in Sepidar Prison rallied outside the facility expressing concerns about their loved ones.

 

 

The riot in this prison was launched as inmates were protesting lack of hygiene necessities and authorities’ refusal to at least grant temporary leave for the inmates during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Security forces at the prison responded by opening fire and using tear gas against the protesting inmates.

Names and particulars of a number of these inmates killed on March 30 are as follows:

  1. Shahin Zoheiri, from the city of Khorramshahr, southwest Iran
  2. Mohammad Rashg, from the city of Ahvaz, southwest Iran
  3. Ali Khaffaji
  4. Majid Zobeidi, from the city of Ahvaz, southwest Iran
  5. Mohammad Tamouli Tarafi, 25, from the city of Bestan, southwest Iran. He was placed behind bars back in 2018 and was serving a seven-year term.
  6. Seyed Reza Khorsani (Moqinami), 38, married and from the city of Dasht-e Azadegan near Susangerd, southwest Iran
  7. Mohammad Salamat, from the city of Ahvaz, southwest Iran

Mohammad Tamouli from Best, southwest Iran

Mohammad Tamouli from Best, southwest Iran

 

Majid Zobeidi, from the city of Ahvaz, southwest Iran

Majid Zobeidi, from the city of Ahvaz, southwest Iran

 

Shahin Zoheiri, from the city of Khorramshahr, southwest Iran

Shahin Zoheiri, from the city of Khorramshahr, southwest Iran

 

Seyed Reza Khorsani (Moqinami), 38, married and from the city of Dasht-e Azadegan near Susangerd, southwest Iran

Seyed Reza Khorsani (Moqinami), 38, married and from the city of Dasht-e Azadegan near Susangerd, southwest Iran

 

Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), expressed grave concerns about the situation of two prisons in Ahvaz, southwest Iran.

“With grave concern over the situation in Shaiban and Sepidar prisons of Ahvaz, I urge an international fact-finding mission be dispatched to visit these two prisons and inquire about the number of those killed and wounded, and conditions of the sick,” Madam Rajavi said. “I urge the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Special Rapporteur for the human rights situation in Iran to compel the regime to announce the whereabouts and conditions of the detainees and wounded prisoners who have disappeared. I call on the prisoners’ families, relatives and friends to follow up on the conditions of the captives and do not relent until they are unconditionally released. The clerical regime must free all of them and this is the only way to save them from coronavirus.”