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Iran: Tortured Prisoners In Need Of Medical Care

, Index number: MDE 13/2237/2020

Scores of Ahwazi Arab prisoners in Sheiban prison, Khuzestan province, require medical care for injuries caused by beatings and metal pellets fired by security forces on 31 March during protests over the spread of COVID-19 in the prison. Three prisoners, Hossein Silawi, Ali Khasraji and Naser Khafaji, remain forcibly disappeared. At least seven others, including prisoners of conscience Jaber Alboshokeh and Mokhtar Alboshokeh, have been crammed into a single cell intended for solitary confinement and are on hunger strike.

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