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Iran: Evin Prison Doctor Arrested After Probing Blogger's Death


Source: Radio Zamaneh

Reza Heydarpour, the Evin Prison physician who prepared the report on the death of jailed blogger Sattar Beheshti in custody, has been arrested, according to the exiles activist website. The report indicates that on Monday November 4, Heydarpour was arrested by the ministry of intelligence as he left Evin Prison.

Reza Heydarpour

The report adds that the detained physician was transferred to ward 209 of the prison, and there has been no news of him since then.

Beheshti was arrested in October of 2012 by the cyber police for his media activities and was pronounced dead in jail within a few days of his arrest. There have been many reports that his death was the result of severe beatings and torture by his interrogators.

The Beheshti family's efforts to hold prison authorities responsible for his death have so far been unsuccessful.

In 2009, Ramin Pourandarjani, the physician on duty at the notorious Kahrizak Prison, died under suspicious circumstances. The prison was later shut down, after reports of the deaths and abuse of detainees in that facility hit the media.

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