In the Name of Freedom,
Farzad Kamangar is a political prisoner who is currently in solitary confinement in one of Intelligence Ministry prisons in the city of Sanandaj. He has been in prison for the past 14 months. For the past 18 days Mr. Kamangar has had no contact with his family either through phone or visitation. His family has been inquiring about his whereabouts on a daily basis; however they have not been able to get any news either from the Ministry of Intelligence or the Revolutionary Courts.
Human Rights Activists in Iran have received news that
Mr. Kamangar has been subjected to physical torture while in custody, both in the Intelligence Ministry Office in the City of Kermanshah as well as in Section 209 of the Evin Prison. He is suffering from serious burns on his left arm, broken hip bone, loss of some of his hair as well as other problems.
Human Rights Activists are concerned about Mr. Kamangar’s poor health which is the result of torture. They are further concerned about the fact that Mr. Kamangar has been missing for the past 18 days while the Intelligence Ministry refuses to give any information regarding his whereabouts.
Human Rights Activists in Iran