Twenty-year-old Hatam tortured and killed, Intell. calls family to receive body

hatam_marmazi_killed_in_ahvaz_prison.jpgTwenty-year-old Hatam Marmazi, an activist in the southwest of Iran has been reported tortured and killed in prison.
This young Arab had been held by Intelligence at a detention center in his hometown. His family received phone calls from the Intelligence office telling them to collect Hatam’s body on Tuesday.
Hatam was picked up by the Intelligence on his way back from a village in Ahwaz last June. His family and relatives made efforts to locate him by visiting various government offices, but the officials refused to acknowledge his detention or disclose his location.
Some of those arrested by the Intelligence Department during the city’s recent surge of protests told the family that they had seen Marmazi.
The Amnesty International has made note of another case, Mohamad Ali Amouri, a Human Rights defender in Ahwazi, who is serving a life sentence in Sheiban Prison and also put on a death row.
In just recent months Iran has been held for numerous accounts of prisoners killed inside detention centers including dual nationals. The European Parliament took a step further a few days ago, to warn Iran of its appalling Human Rights following US new sanctions on Iran’s notorious Evin Prison.


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