to Death Three Times in IRGC Detention Center!
Javad Rouhi, a protester from Amol, who has been sentenced to death three times, has
been subjected to repeated and terrible tortures during his detention in order to force a
confession against himself.
According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, the only
reference by the Sari Revolutionary Court was Javad Rouhi's confessions under torture
and pressure and the report of the case officers.
The reference of the Sari Revolutionary Court for issuing the death sentence is "the
evidence in the case, the explicit confessions of the accused and the reports of the
bailiffs". While there is no trace of alleged evidence and evidence in this case, it seems
that the judge's reference for issuing the death sentence three times for Javad Rouhi
was his "forced confessions" and the "report of the officers", which is also based on the
same confessions obtained by torture.
During the first days of detention, the tortures were to such an extent that Javad Rouhi
lost his "ability to speak and control his urine".
When Javad Rouhi was transferred to "Shahid Kazemi Sari" detention center belonging
to IRGC Intelligence located in Tirkalai prison after a few days of preliminary
interrogation, "he had lost the ability to urinate and was unable to speak due to the
severity of torture and fear." The agency that detained Javad Rouhi was the IRGC
intelligence, and during the following days, he was interrogated repeatedly in the same
During these interrogations, one night his condition became so dire that Javad Rouhi
was moved naked to the middle of the prison corridor and the doctor was called to
check his vital signs.
During the interrogations, he was under pressure to accept the charge of burning the
Koran. An accusation that he did not accept and was constantly threatened, persuaded
The only documentary available for the accusation of leader Javad Rouhi is a video
that shows him dancing in the circle of the crowd.
According to received reports, he went out of the house that day to repair his mobile
phone and met the crowd chanting and cheering and joined them. The only video that
exists of Javad Rouhi on the night of September 22 nd , 2022, in Nowshahr, is the same
video that shows him happily dancing in the circle of the crowd. It seems that the video
that led to his identification and arrest and accusing him of being a "leader" is the same
Javad Rouhi did not have an appointed lawyer during the trial when he was sentenced
to death three times.
Considering that his trial was not public and the available information is the same as
that published on the website of Mizan affiliated to the judiciary, it is not clear whether
he was able to defend himself in court and recount his tortures or not. Javad Rouhi did
not have an appointed lawyer during his trial and
Currently, Majid Kaveh, a lawyer in Mazandaran province, has been accepted as his
appointed lawyer, and Javad Rouhi's case has been sent to the Supreme Court for
appeal. Mr. Kaveh, who finally managed to talk to him after the death sentence was
issued, wrote on his Twitter account: "The client has fundamental and important
objections to the preliminary investigations, which will certainly be reflected in the
appeal to the Supreme Court in the coming days."