Bashir Biazar

Activists File Torture Complaint to Stop Expulsion of Ex-Iranian Official from France

Thursday, 06/20/2024

A group of activists and former French-Iranian prisoners in Iran have filed a torture complaint against a former Iranian official currently detained in France to stop his deportation to Iran.

The activists and former prisoners have accused Bashir Biazar, a former director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), of complicity in the torture of prisoners.

Iran's state television has on numerous occasions aired forced “confessions” of political and ordinary prisoners including dual and foreign nationals taken under physical and psychological torture.

Biazar who has been in administrative detention -- a procedure utilized for urgent deportation cases under French law – since June 3 is awaiting a deportation order by the French interior minister.

Iranian officials assert that his arrest is linked to his anti-Israel activities, but informed sources have disclosed to Iran International that he is facing multiple security-related charges.

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