IRAN - Protesters Hasan Firouzi and Mohammad Ekhtiarian Slip Into Coma In Detention
January 22, 2023:
Protesters Hasan Firouzi and Mohammad Ekhtiarian Slip Into Coma In Detention
Reports by Iranian human rights activists indicate that a detained protester in Shahr-e Rey south of Tehran has gone into coma due to severe torture.
Activists say Hasan Firouzi fell into coma on Friday because of torture, bleeding and lack of access to treatment.
The-34-year-old man was brutally tortured after being arrested during recent protests, according to human rights organizations, and a revolutionary court sentenced him to death.
Iran Human Rights Monitor, a non-political France-based organization that reveals human rights violations in Iran, announced January 16 that Hasan Firouzi had said his "only wish" was to see his daughter before execution.
The report says Hasan Firouzi suffered severe bleeding after torture and beatings by interrogators with a chair, and while he lost his left kidney, no treatment was provided to him.
Meanwhile, the lawyer of one of the detained protestors in Khorramabad in Western Iran said his client fell into coma due to an infection from injuries he sustained during the arrest.
"My client, Mohammad Ekhtiarian, one of the detainees in recent protests, is in a coma due to the infection of the wounds caused during the arrest," he wrote on his Instagram page.
According to Iran's Prisons Atlas, Mohammad Ekhtiarian is a bodybuilder and during the nationwide protests following the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody, he was wounded in the leg after being shot by the security forces and then arrested.
Two Iranian Protesters Slip Into Coma In Detention (iranintl.com) (Source: Iranintl)