Arabic | Kurdish

 Breaking || US creates 'no-man zones' at its bases in Iraq following Shia militias threats



Amnesty condemns Mullah's refusal to to release Canadian-Iranian body

2018/02/13 | 16:40

(Iraq Now News)- Amnesty International responded on Tuesday to reports that the Iranian authorities have said they will refuse to release the body of the Canadian-Iranian academic Kavous Seyed-Emami to his family unless there is an immediate burial and no attempt to conduct an independent autopsy, Magdalena Mughrabi.

 

Amnesty international’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and Africa said: “The authorities’ refusal to allow an independent investigation into the extremely suspicious death of Seyed-Emami smacks of a deliberately orchestrated attempt to cover up any evidence of torture and possible murder.

He was detained in Evin prison where detainees are held under constant surveillance and stripped of all personal possessions.

It would have been near impossible for him to commit suicide.

“We are deeply concerned that Seyed-Emami’s body bears incriminating signs of torture and other clues to the reasons for his death.

We call on the Canadian government and the international community to continue to place pressure on the Iranian authorities to allow an independent investigation into the circumstances of Seyed-Emami’s death in accordance with international standards.

Those responsible, including any individual with command responsibility, must be brought to justice.”Kavous Seyed-Emami’s death is the third to be hastily declared a suicide in detention by Iranian authorities since the December 2017 protests.

A fourth death, also confirmed in detention, remains unexplained by the authorities.“The mounting deaths in custody and the authorities’ refusal to allow independent and transparent investigations are deeply troubling illustrations of the utter contempt for human life and accountability that exists in the Iranian criminal justice system today.” said Magdalena Mughrabi.In a statement on 11 February, Tehran’s Chief Prosecutor stated that Kavous Seyed-Emami was driven to suicide by “confessions” that he had made and the incriminating statements others had made against him.

Remarks about his “confessions” heighten concerns that he was subjected to torture.He had been arrested on 24 January 2018 and was under interrogations for national-security related charges stemming from his peaceful environmental activism, making him a prisoner of conscience.

Note: The post (Amnesty condemns Mullah's refusal to to release Canadian-Iranian body) appeared first on (Baghdad Post) and do not necessarily reflect the position of IraqNow.news.
You can read the original text from the source (Baghdad Post).










Trending Now

Iraq Baghdad
ISIS kirkuk
afrin Kurdistan
Mosul Hashd
PKK Oil

⋙ Kurdistan to reopen Erbil routes to Kirkuk, Makhmour

⋙ Dutch Parliament recognizes Armenian Genocide

⋙ 8 bodies found under rubble in Mosul

⋙ Initial agreement exists for federal authority at Kurdistan borders

⋙ US creates 'no-man zones' at its bases in Iraq following Shia militias threats

Videos - Photos

⋙ Video: Workers' protests erupt in Iran

⋙ Funeral held for 27 Iraqis killed in IS ambush near Baghdad (video)

⋙ Turkish prosecutors try to link Demirtas to PKK with peace-talk photos


ISIS News

⋙ Video: Workers' protests erupt in Iran

⋙ Funeral held for 27 Iraqis killed in IS ambush near Baghdad (video)

⋙ Iraqi forces, Shiite militia repel ISIS attack on Syrian border

⋙ ISIS widows’ trial was unfair, sentences too harsh: HRW

⋙ Iraq must stabilise Sinjar to help Yazidis to return home: Int’l Crisis Group

⋙ Will Artificial Intelligence Help Neutralise ISIS Propaganda Online? ـ

⋙ ISIS, elections, women, Erbil-Baghdad talks top Kubis briefing to Guterres