Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Mother Of Iranian Blogger Who Died In Prison Calls For Public Investigation

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UN Calls For Iran Death Investigation

A group of United Nations experts have urged Iran to undertake an independent investigation into the death in custody of Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti.
The mother of an Iranian blogger who died in custody has called on Iranian officials to make their investigation into his death public.

Gohar Eshghi, the mother of Sattar Beheshti, told RFE/RL’s Radio Farda that authorities have not allowed her to see her son's body.

She accused authorities of torturing her son to death.

Iran's parliament called on January 6 for a special inquiry into Beheshti’s death.

The 35-year-old Beheshti was arrested at his home in Robat Karim on October 30.

He died several days later after complaining he'd been tortured by his interrogators.

His family was informed of his death on November 6.

Beheshti's death has led to several arrests and the dismissal of the head of Tehran’s cyberpolice, which reportedly arrested him for his online activism.

With reporting by Reuters
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