Gohar Eshgi with the photo of her dead son Sattar Beheshti. Undated

Mother Of Man Who Died Under Torture In Iran Released From Detention


An elderly mother whose son was killed under torture in prison in 2012 was released five days after she was arrested on the anniversary of her son’s death.

Gohar Eshghi was taken in on Wednesday after Intelligence agents stormed her daughter’s house and also detained the daughter and her husband. Eshghi said after her release that even her 10-year-old grandchild was interrogated.

Agents also confiscated all electronic devices belonging to the members of the family.

The family was taken to an intelligence ministry detention center.

The action by the intelligence agents was to discourage memorial services for Sattar Beheshti who was arrested in November 2012 for speaking out on social media. Days later he was pronounced dead in prison where he was beaten and tortured.

Beheshti was a 35-year-old ordinary laborer who was active on Facebook and maintained a blog, often criticizing Islamic Republic officials.

Ms. Eshghi had published a video on the death anniversary of her son addressing Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, saying that she prays to God the one day he would mourn the death of his children.

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