torture in prisons
The mother of Sattar Beheshti, the Iranian blogger who was pronounced dead five days after his arrest by the Iranian Cyber Police, has threatened to commit suicide in public if the authorities don’t start proceedings against those responsible for her son’s death.
The Tehran Prosecutor said on Monday December 24: “The most probable cause of the jailed blogger Sattar Beheshti’s death, is a blow, or blows together with mental stress.”
Ali Motahari, an Iranian conservative MP, has called on the Interior Minister and the head of the security forces to “apologize to the family of Sattar Beheshti, the people and the leader of Iran” for the blogger who died in custody a few days after his arrest by cuber police.
Iranian state security forces attacked and arrested a number of people attending a memorial service held for Sattar Beheshti, the jailed blogger who died within a week of his arrest by the cyber police.
The head of the Tehran Cyber Police was dismissed today by the Commander of the Islamic Republic Security Forces for “shortcomings in the supervision and handling of the case” of Sattar Beheshti, the jailed blogger who died in police custody last month.