Mujahid Korkur, a 34-year-old protester on death row, was severely beaten after he attempted to take his own life for a second time while in custody.
A source told IranWire that Korkur made his suicide attempt behind the walls of Shiban prison in the southern city of Ahvaz as his mental and physical health dramatically worsoned.
His ensuing brutal beating by prison officers required the inmate’s hospitalization.
Korkur's arrest was reported in mid-December 2022 and he was handed capital punishment earlier this year for allegedly killing several people during protests in the western city of Izeh.
In June, security agents raided the home of Korkur's family and arrested his sister Negar.
Officers showed Korkur a video of her during the arrest and warned him: "We will bring the disaster you fear to your sister."
The video produced immense mental and emotional pressure on Korkur, who made a frist suicide attempt.
After that, the prison authorities allowed his mother and father to visit him.
During the encounter, Korkur "pleaded" with his parents to tell him the "truth" about Negar, according to sources close to the family.
After the meeting, Korkur's parents reported a deterioration of his mental and physical health.
Korkur's alleged victims in Izeh on November 16 include Kian Pirfalak, a nine-year-old boy who was shot by the security forces in his parent's car.
After partially recovering from injuries sustained during the shooting incident, Kian's father, Meysem Pirfalak, released a video in which he refutes Korkur's involvement in the death of his son.
"My wife and I witnessed firsthand the security forces…firing at our car, injuring me and killing my son," he said.