Iran - Human Rights: Regime approves death sentence for 4 Kurdish political prisoners
- Published on Friday, 25 April 2014 11:13
NCRI - The Iranian regime's 'Supreme Court' has approved the death sentence for four Kurdish political prisoners held in a prison in western Iran.
Mohammad Abdulahi, Mostafa Salimi, Ali Afshari and Habib Afshari have been sentenced to death for their alleged link to Kurdish groups opposing the regime.
All four men are being held in a prison in city of Orumiyeh in western Iran.
The imminent threat of execution of the four political prisoners comes as many political prisoners are on hunger strike in Tehran's Evin Prison.
On April 17, A large number of the clerical regime's suppressive forces raided the ward 350 of notorious Evin Prison, savagely beating up and insulting the prisoners. The excuse for the raid was inspecting the ward.
Ward 350 is the ward of political prisoners in Evin Prison, including those who are imprisoned on the charges of affiliation with the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The Amnesty International condemned the raid in a call for Urgent Action on April 17.
The assailants were in particularly focused on prisoners who are charged with being affiliated to the PMOI/MEK and beat them up more severely, and wounded a number of them.
The henchmen in Evin transferred a number of political prisoners to solitary cells despite their injuries and their need for medical treatment and there is no news on their conditions.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi has called for an independent international probe by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on Iran, into the barbaric raid of Evin Prison on April 17, 2014.
She also called for regular visits by the International Committee of the Red Cross to prisons in Iran similar to the end Shah’s era.