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A Group of Civil Activists Condemned Torture and Forced Confession in Iran

A group of civil rights activists condemned the systemic suppression and torture in Iranian prisons and expressed their support of the victims of torture and forced confessions.

These civil activists asked all the groups in the society to show their opposition to these inhumane acts and resist and fight against the suppression of activists.

Their statement was in reaction to the arrests of Esmael Bakhshi, labor rights activist, and civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian. The two were arrested again after their forced confessions were broadcasted on the national TV. They were arrested by the security forces after they both stated that their confessions were taken under torture.

Former political prisoners, labor rights activists, human rights, and environmental activists, and family members of prisoners killed in Iranian prisons are among the signatories.

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