By Iran Probe Staff
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Fake delegations set up by mullahs, themselves, only pave the way for more torture and murder of the protestors.
It is an obvious fact, for any nation in our world, that providing classified information to the enemy is an act of treason. Chapters in the history of the World War II relate with those who collaborated with the Nazis and either were penalized on the scene or were, later, excommunicated. Coming back to our own era, it would be considered a joke or even insanity if someone pursued Ben Laden‘s advice to eradicate terrorism. A similar case, or maybe worse, is when Iranian regime, condemned 62 times, by the UN General Assembly for fragrant violation of human rights, selects some of its own proxies to investigate its own cruelty in its own torture chambers.
Reliable sources, including the office of National council of Resistance of Iran- NCRI- confirm the number of demonstrators arrested during last month uprising is over 8000. The detainees are expected to be under torture as bodies of 50 demonstrators, reportedly, killed by security agents, carried signs of severe torture. Iranian officials, however, try to give a minimized picture of the scene. What comes out of Iranian government is contradictory statistics. While some officials claim the detainees add up to 400, or even 50, Iran’s prisons superintendent, gives the number of arrested as almost 5000. Official news agency, ILNA on Friday Feb. 2nd, quoted Ali Asghar Jahangir, Iran’s prisons superintendent, as saying “the total number of detainees is 4972, of which %94.72 are men and %5.27 are women”.
Sources of Iranian resistance have reported of at least 50 death among the demonstrators detained by the government. U.S. TV channel Fox News talked to some of the anti-government demonstrators inside Iran. They were all persistent that their fellow activists were being tortured and killed in Iran's notorious Evin Prison. To overshadow the everyday violations of human rights committed by the state, Iranian regime on Jan. 30, organized a fake parliamentary visit to the appalling Evin Prison in Tehran. The delegation contained 11 members of Iran’s present parliament. As for parliament, not even one election, in the past four decades in Iran, has been transparent. Iranians do not consider their parliamentarians as their representatives, but rather as their suppressers. Political groups and parties opposed to the rule of the Supreme Leader are banned in Iran. Iran’s prisons are filled with those associated with opposition groups. No opposition is ever allowed to participate in elections. “Parliament” in Iran works to adopt legislations in favor of the theocratic despotic rulers.
Iranian official, such as the prisons superintendent, try to minimize the number of demonstrators detained by the security forces. On the other side many unofficial prisons and lockups in safe houses belonging to the Ministry of Intelligence or the Revolutionary Guards, IRGC, are not covered by the system of superintendent and Jahangir’s number does not include them. One other goal for organizing this fake visit was to conceal the murder of young demonstrators tortured by the security forces. Kazemi, a member of visiting delegation, complained about the lack of privacy. He told a group of reporters, “This delegation did not manage to find any clue of how Sina Ghanbari died in prison”. Iranian government claims Sina Ghanbari, an arrested demonstrators, committed suicide. Activists argue he was murdered. Rahimi, another member of visiting delegation, says, “The number of security agents accompanying the visitors was eye-catching. More than 50 agents followed us and we could never talk with inmates in private”.
Magdalena Mughrabi of Amnesty International said, “The shroud of secrecy and lack of transparency over what happened to these detainees is alarming”. She added, “We have long documented the nightmarish conditions in detention facilities in Iran, including the use of torture”.
The evidence and witnesses of the mullahs’ atrocities against the Iranian people are far more than enough. Iranian people expect the United Nations and other international organizations send their delegations to Iran to investigate the routine violations of human rights there. Fake delegations set up by mullahs, themselves, only pave the way for more torture and murder of the protestors.