Taleb Bassativand, another victim who lost his life in Iranian prisons

Mar 01, 2018
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By Iran Probe Staff

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Another inmate, Taleb Bassativand, was killed in prison in Iran. Taleb Bassativand a medical student at Ilam University was arrested for second time in February 18 by security forces, and on Monday, February 26, his death was reported to his family.

Bassativand had already been arrested in January 2018 during the Iran’s nationwide uprising in Ilam and was temporarily released on bail.

The officers from notorious ministry of intelligence have threatened the family of Taleb that If they spread out the news of his death, they will not be allowed to hold funerals.



So far, a number of protesters detained have loss their life in Iran's prisons, which the Iranian regime has described the cause of their death as suicide.

In addition, on Friday 9 February 2018, Dr. Kavous Seyed Emami, a sociologist and university professor, also lost his life in Evin prison two week after he was arrested. The Iranian regime also described the cause of his death as a suicide.

Amnesty International has issued two statements on January 4 and 9, 2017 expressing its concern about the behavior of the Iranian regime with the detainees.





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