A Kurdish civilian named Shahriar Adeli died in the hospital on 8 December due to torture in the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in Sardasht, West Azarbaijan province, after being temporarily released on bail.

The 27-year-old civilian was arrested on 22 November for participating in the public protests in Sardasht.

The interrogators of the intelligence ministry severely tortured the young man under detention.

He was released on bail on 3 December, while in a critical condition due to torture.

Adeli, who was taken to Sardasht Hospital due to internal bleeding after he was released, died on 8 December due to the severity of his injuries.

Reportedly, after the ministry was informed about the civilian’s death, they threatened his family to announce the cause of his death as a heart attack.

The effects of severe torture are evident on Adeli’s body in the images received by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

Since the beginning of the nationwide uprising of the people of Iran after the government murder of Zhina Mahsa Amini, forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran killed at least 116 Kurdish civilians, including 12 children, in public protests in the cities and villages of Kurdistan and other regions of the country.