In a letter published on September 12, 2016, Afsaneh Bayazidi wrote about her ill-treatment while in detention.
Ms. Bayazidi wrote, “I was tortured by every conceivable tool for 90 days. Initially, I could not walk on my feet due to vicious torture. My legs and back were bruised. I was hanged by my feet and hands at least twice for several hours. They used all methods to extract confessions from me. They threaten me with rape. I was detained for 11 days in the lavatory of the Intelligence Department’s detention center and I was given food in the same place. Every night agents kicked on the door so that I could not rest. They called me prostitute.”
Afsaneh Bayazidi, Kurdish student activist, was banished to Kerman Prison on September 8, 2016, to serve her four-year sentence in prison.