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Call on UN, U.S., European Union, human rights defenders to prevent execution of Gholamreza Khosravi

NCRI - The Iranian Resistance warns of the imminent execution of political prisoner Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani and calls on the international community, especially the European Union, the U.S. government, the UN Secretary General, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, pertinent UN Rapporteurs, and all organizations that defend human rights and freedom of expression, to take immediate and effective measures to prevent his execution.

Mr. Khosravi was transferred Wednesday morning, May 28, from Ward 350 of Tehran's Evin Prison to the section for the implementation of sentences in this prison.

Mr. Khosravi, 49, father of a child, and a welder from the city of Abadan, was condemned to death on the charge of “Moharebeh” (enmity towards God) on April 21, 2012.

He has been a political prisoners in 1980s and was imprisoned for five years in Kazeroun prison at the age of 16 for supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

He was also arrested in 2007 and while deprived of the least fair legal process was condemned to six years in prison.

After serving four years of his prison sentence, the mullahs’ judiciary charged him with Moharebeh and sentenced him to death for making financial contribution to the PMOI (MEK).

The clerical regime has time and again tortured him to extract forced TV confessions. He who has been in prison for eight years has spent over 40 months in solitary confinement and in very difficult conditions.

During the savage April 17 attack on Section (Ward) 350 of Evin Prison, Mr. Gholamreza Khosravi was severely battered and injured and was taken to the solitary confinements in Ward 240 as his body was bruised and drenched in blood due head and face and outer right ear injury. According to the eye witnesses the henchmen specifically battered him with spite and brutality in this attack.

Despite his dire condition, he staged a hunger strike along with other prisoners who had been transferred to solitary confinement. This hunger strike continued till they were returned to Ward 350 after 23 days.

The Evin henchmen prevented the least medical treatment to Mr. Gholamreza Khosravi despite his many sicknesses, severe injury, and dire condition. One of the head henchmen of the Intelligence Ministry with pseudonym Alavi had threatened Mr. Khosravi that he would soon carry out his death sentence. He had also threatened the relatives of this political prisoner that if they met with foreign delegations, they would be arrested and would face heavy sentences.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 28, 2014

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