Iran: Suspicious death in custody of torture witness amid impunity crisis

Iranian authorities must urgently carry out an effective, thorough, independent, impartial and transparent investigation into the causes and circumstances surrounding the enforced disappearance and suspicious death in custody of a 49-year-old man, Shahin Naseri, who provided witness testimony on the torture of wrestler and protester Navid Afkari prior to his secret execution in September 2020. This latest case of enforced disappearance and death in custody serves as yet another stark reminder of the deadly consequences of the crisis of systemic impunity in Iran for violations to the right to life and other crimes under international law.

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