Seyed Iman Hossein Moghaddam, whose public execution sentence was announced on charges of rape, has denied the charges against him.
“I am 35 years old and did not have a criminal record before this”, he said.
“I was in the construction business and also bought and sold cars. In 2013, I went to the carnival with my children. I was sitting in the park when a man came up to me and said that he knew me and that I had stolen from his home and had tried to rape his wife. After some time, they arrested me in my mother’s home… The tortures started. When I was first brought to the Shapour Police Station, I was 123 kilos and when I was taken to prison I weighed 78 kilos… The torture was so severe that if you look at the videos that were taken when I was talking in the Police Station, you would see that I passed out a number of times while talking and that I had become delirious… We had 147 documented reasons on why I was innocent, none of which were taken into consideration… In general, they there were 40 plaintiffs assigned to me but only 16 of them showed up in court … It is very obvious that this case had many suspects (but they pinned everything on me.)”
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