According to human right activist from Ahvaz, Adel Naseri, 35, married and father of a child, is another prisoner killed by security forces during the uprising at Sepidar Prison in Ahvaz.
He was charged with murder but was acquitted recently, waiting for the outcome of a final appeal.
On Monday, April 6, 2020, prison guards had told Naseri’s family that he had died of unknown causes; however, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, when Naseri’s body was handed over to his family, they noted that his nose was injured and had bled.
“Adel was in perfect health and had no problems leading to his sudden death,” said the prisoner’s relatives, “he has been killed in the protests, and the judicial and security authorities are lying to us and do not want to tell the truth.”
According to the families of the detainees, many have been killed in the rebellion at Sepidar Prison on March 30, and judicial agents and government officials have not yet provided accurate information for them. Families are banned from visiting their relatives and communication is cut off which has left them worried about their situation.
Following the recent riots in Ahvaz Prison, the number of deaths are unknown. So far, the names of 12 have been verified:
1- Mohammad Tamouli, 25, of Ahvaz, arrested in 2018 and serving his 7 years long sentence
2- Seyyed Reza Khorasani, 38, married, of Dasht-e Azadegan
3- Mohammad Salamat, of Mash’ali neighborhood of Ahvaz
4- Shahin Zoheiri, of Khoramshahr
5- Mohammad, of Lofte – Ahvaz
6- Ali Khafaji
7- Majid Zobeidi, of Ahvaz
8- Sajjad Pishdad, of Modarres neighborhood of Dezful
9- Alireza Hajivand, of Modarres neighborhood of Dezful
10- Sajjad Mahruyi
11- Feyzollah Mokhtari
12- Adel Naseri