Trial of a 15 years old teenager charged with " Blasphemy" in Erbil city, Iraqi Kurdistan

Father has complained against his 15 years old son in a court in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Regional Government in North Iraq. His teenage boy would have a trial in June first for his criticism to religion.

Awina Website has reported that after Ahmad’s father has complained against his son, Asayesh (Police of Kurdistan Regional Government) has detained Ahmad for 13 days.

Ahmad has reported that the same night he was detained he was tortured by police.

Ahmad Shirvan who has chosen the name Amed Shirvan on his Facebook page and is a student in high school has been subject to violence by his father and Police because of his criticism to Islam in his page in Facebook.

Based on the report published in Awina website Ahmad’s father has taken the case to court in October 23, 2013 and Ahmad has been detained the same night and until November 4, 2013 he was under arrest.

Amed (Ahmad Shirvan) has told to Awina that he was tortured at the same night until 2 AM the next day.

Ahmad has told that when he was transferred to Erbil jail for teenagers he has been subject to violence by other prisoners and when the guards have seen the scene in the surveillance camera they have stopped the violence.

Ahmad tells that since then he has been threatened to death times and again and he does not feel safe neither at home nor in school.

He tells that he is not member of any political parties or any group and that he has just criticized some aspects of Islam.

He is supposed to go to trial in June first; the International Day for Protection of Children, because of his criticism to Islam.