A Majlis report that was prepared by the National Security Subcommittee to investigate the blogger’s (Sattar Beheshti) death while in custody on November 3, 2012 concluded that the Tehran branch of the Iranian cyber police (FATA), is responsible for Sattar Beheshti’s death. The report stated that Tehran cyber police officers, who had a warrant, arrested Beheshti at his home. Beheshti was transferred to Tehran’s Evin Prison on October 31, 2012. According to a judicial order, he had to be transferred to the Tehran Police’s detention center, which is under the supervision of the state prison organization, but the Tehran cyber police decided to place him in its own detention on November 1, 2012, without any permit and in a place that did not meet minimum standards, including having closed-circuit cameras, and Beheshti remained there until his death without having been questioned… This is why Colonel Mohammad Hassan Shokrian, chief of the Tehran cyber police, was removed from his post on December 1, 2012. It also said that according to the latest report by the Forensic Medicine Organization, issued on November 20, 2012, the exact cause of death cannot be established, but he most probably died as a result of shock. At the end of the report, the parliamentary committee called on the relevant bodies, particularly the Judiciary, to deal seriously with those involved in the death and take the measures necessary to prevent similar incidents.
Majlis finds Tehran cyber police responsible for blogger’s death
- Published: 19 days ago on Tuesday, 8 January 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: January 8, 2013 @ 3:14 pm
- Filed Under: Human Rights
- Tagged with: human rights violations