Jalil Azizpour, a well-known Kurdish athlete in Ilam, western Iran, has been denied access to proper medical treatment in Ilam Central Prison.

Security forces arrested Azizpour after running over him with a car on 29 November 2022.

The civilian suffered a fractured leg during the arrest and his two teeth were also broken during the interrogation. However, prison authorities refused to send him to a hospital outside the prison due to opposition from security agencies.

The athlete was taken to the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre in Ilam while injured. He was subjected to severe physical and psychological torture by security interrogators for a week in order to force him to accept the charges against him.

After his interrogation, he was transferred to Ilam Central Prison and currently remains in prison under temporary detention.

In his first hearing at the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office, during which he was informed of the charges brought against him, he said that he had been forced by torture to accept the scenario planned by the security interrogators.