On Dec. 30, 2017 prisoner, Abd Al-Rahman Narouie, clashed with several other prisoners and then was taken to the guards’ office. There, he was hit by electric shocker and lost his life. A family member said on condition of anonymity: “Three agents hit Abd AL-Rahman on head and chest by electric shocker which led to his death.” The family filed a complaint and his body was handed over to coroner office for autopsy.
Now after five months, the state-run media wrote on May 26, 2018 that the death of a prisoner in Birjand Prison with electric shockers was fake news.
Donyaye Eghtesad state-run daily wrote: “In a letter issued by coroner office in South Khorasan Province, addressing Birjand Central Prison’s management regarding the death of Abd Al-Rahman Narouie it is said: “by examining the body and reviewing the result of Toxicology, pathology and his hospital file, the reason of death is severe heart attack.”