February 10, 2020 – Detainees held in Iran since the November 2019 street protests—including juveniles—are being beaten, forced to make self-incriminating statements and held in inhumane incarceration conditions, and their families are not being informed of their whereabouts and condition, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned from first-hand accounts in Iran.
CHRI calls upon the Iranian authorities to exercise appropriate oversight in all detention centers and immediately:
- Stop the beatings of protestors underway in Iranian prisoners
- Immediately end the forced extractions of so-called “confessions”
- Inform the families of all detainees of their whereabouts and condition
- Guarantee due process rights for all detainees
- Provide proper incarceration conditions
“The Iranian authorities killed hundreds when they used lethal force against protestors, and now they are beating and forcing false confessions from the ones they arrested,” said Hadi Ghaemi, CHRI executive director.
“The international community should speak out against these egregious rights violations and not let the victims—which include children—disappear into the black hole of the Iranian judicial system,” Ghaemi added.
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