Suspicious deaths

The number of reports about suicides and suspicious deaths in Iranian prisons is on the rise. Many of them are young inmates who have either faced unfair treatment as students at Iranian institutions or as prisoners in custody. The case of Ebrahim Lotfallahi is a recent example of suspicious death while in an Iranian prison, which has attracted the following reaction on the part of US authorities:

Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
January 23, 2008

Death of Imprisoned Student in Iran

The United States is deeply concerned about the tragic death under suspicious circumstances of Ebrahim Lotfallahi, an Iranian student of Kurdish descent detained by the Ministry of Intelligence on January 6. We call on Iranian authorities to conduct a full investigation.The Iranian regime continues to deprive its citizens of a future free of fear, abuse, and arbitrary arrest. We urge the regime to release all individuals held without due process and a fair trial, including the three young Baha’i teachers being held in a Ministry of Intelligence detention center in Shiraz and the three Amir Kabir University students that prison authorities refuse to free despite an order issued by an Iranian judge in late December.

2008/049

Released on January 23, 2008

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