“Seyyed Jamal Haji Zavareh”, known as “Siavash”, an airspace officer of the IRGC, was charged with espionage with hostile country and was executed under the most severe tortures of the IRGC. The effects of torture were seen on his legs at irregular meetings with his children. He was arrested in, 2017 September 5, with his wife, “Leyla Tajik”. From then until his death, he was held in a safe house, eventually executed in an unknown location. His wife, “Leila”, is sentenced to 15 years in prison and is currently serving her sentence in “Kachooei” prison.
According to Human Rights of Kurdistan of Iran; Friday, 2019 June 21, Iranian Human Rights Organization announced the execution and torture of a prisoner who was previously an airspace officer of the IRGC and arrested on charges of espionage for the hostile country.
During the past week, the execution of “Seyyed Jamal Haji Zavareh” was carried out in an unknown location in Tehran. This prisoner that was held in the Ministry of Intelligence’s safe houses before being executed, was arrested and sentenced to death on charges of “espionage for the hostile country (US).”
“Seyyed Jamal (Siavash) Haji Zavareh”, 47, before the arrest, was an officer of IRGC’s air force, and was arrested on 2019 September 5, with his wife, “Leila Tajik”
Informed sources told the Iranian Human Rights Organization: “He was kept in death cell until his execution. For a long time, he was under intense interrogation and torture. He was repeatedly tortured by electric shock and brutal beating. They held him many days in toilet and stabbed thick needles under the nails of his both hands and feet. The scars of the needles were obvious and, at irregular meetings that he had with his children, it was scary and annoying for them that saw the scars on their father’s hands and feet. During the torture one of his hands got broken and they had left him without treatment.
The source also said: “Even once, he was forced to dig a grave and bury an unknown body, and they told him that we will bury you either exactly like this.”
“Leyla Tajik”, the wife of the prisoner, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and is currently in Kachooei Prison. During the interrogations, “Seyyed Jamal Haji Zavareh” and “Layla Tajik” were often pressed by the threat of arrest of their two teenage children. These children now live without custody.
The sentences of these two prisoners were issued in the court system and during the trail they had been deprived of the right to have a lawyer.
The source who provided these information to Iranian Human Rights Organization said: “They never had the permission to have a lawyer and recently they had an appointed lawyer, Every time “Layla” called the lawyer, or did not answer or gave her a disappointing answer. “Siavash” was in IRGC’s safe house until his execution and no one has any address of there but the place was like a big house which have been designed like a detention center. Siavash’s meetings with his children also took place in the court of the system.”
He also said: “They themselves were not willing to work with media, they were thinking that, if they remain silent there is the possibility of forgiveness and breaking the sentence for them.”
It should be noted that “Laila Tajik” suffers from joint pain and a kind of rheumatism and so far she has been deprived of proper treatment facilities.