Labor Activist’s Revelation of Torture During Detention Prompts Wave of Reports of Abuse in Iran’s Prisons

iranhumanrights.org - 01-10

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Esmail Bakhshi’s lawyer says her client is under intense pressure to retract statements about his torture. Labor activist Esmail Bakhshi’s public letter in which he revealed his torture in an Intelligence Ministry detention center in Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, has generated a wave of revelations about torture committed against political prisoners and prisoners of conscience and unleashed a debate among Iranians on social media.