Iran: Detained Civil Activist severely beaten and sexually tortured

Taymour Khaledian

Taymour Khaledian, a civil activist said on Saturday, May 19, 2018 that he has been “severely beaten and sexually tortured” at a NAJA base during his detention last winter, when he was arrested in protest gatherings. He explained that the agents used shocker, baton and fist to beat him and kicked him. He was so tortured that he didn’t have the power to sit for a while.

Mr. Khaledian has been arrested in 2015 and 2016 for sending Malayer prison’s news to media defending human rights and the other time he was imprisoned for six months charged with “propagating against the establishment.”

He is supposed to be put on trial in a near future for charges of “gathering and collusion to act against national security” and “propagating against the establishment.”