Stop Fundamentalism – Another Iranian young activist has been killed under torture while in prison for political charges, say the Iranian opposition.
Keramatollah Zareian, 27, a student of Tehran University, was arrested for insulting the leader of the Islamic Republic around December 25 last year when he reportedly disappeared, a National Council of Resistance of Iran press release stated today.
Zareian is the third political prisoner who dies under torture in Iranian prisons in the past two months. Earlier, the killing of Sattar Beheshti, 35, a dissident web blogger, in prison created an international upheaval. Another political prisoner from the Iranian Arab minority was Jamil Soweidi.
NCRI reports in its statement that many political prisoners are tortured in prisons or in ‘safe houses’ established by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) without the news ever getting out to the media.
Following Zareian’s death, NCRI says, the regime agents placed his body in the bathtub of his house in Tehran and left the hot water running to conceal signs of torture on his body.
The family of the prisoner says that they were asked to confirm and sign papers that Zareian had committed suicide.
The NCRI called on the United Nations Security Council to establish a commission to investigate the dire situation of political prisoners in Iran and specifically those murdered under torture. It also asks that the systematic violations of human rights in Iran be referred to the UN Security Council for action.