Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 24 Three Iranian men have mysteriously died in custody in Iran. Iran Focus
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 24 Three Iranian men have mysteriously died in custody in Iran.
Two of the prisoners were being held at a temporary detention centre in Tehran. The third individual died as he was being released from a prison in the northern town of Tonekabon.
The hard-line daily Qods quoted Mohammad Tourang, a senior police commander in Tehran, as claiming that one of the individuals being held at the detention centre said that he was sick and was taken to a toilet where he committed suicide by hanging himself using a plastic bag he had with him.
Another individual identified only as Mehdi was brought to a detention centre for interrogation but also managed to commit suicide, the police commander claimed.
In Tonekabon, a prisoner identified only as Kourosh fell ill immediately after being released from prison. He was pronounced dead by doctors in Abbass-Abad Hospital.