Iranian security agents have tortured a well-known Kurdish athlete from Ilam, western Iran, named Jalil Azizpour to obtain forced confessions.

Security officers arrested Azizpour in Ilam on 29 November after running over him with a car.

The officers took him to the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in Ilam while he was injured.

Security interrogators subjected the athlete to severe physical and mental torture for a week to make him accept the accusations against him.

After the end of the interrogation period, he was transferred to the Ilam Central Prison.

Until now, he has been denied the right to access proper medical services.

Azizpour was also denied the right to legal counsel. The court refused the family lawyer’s request to accept his defence, stating that the case was a “security” case.

In recent days, Azizpour was taken to Branch 101 of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office’s Investigation Department in Ilam.

The investigator of the case said that the Ministry of Intelligence demands the civilian be charged with “enmity against God” (moharebeh).

In the session, Azizpour rejected the claims of the security agencies and pointed out that he was tortured during his detention and forced to make confessions.