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IRAN: Sunni Political Prisoner Hanged at Gohardasht Prison

Iranian Resistance calls on international community to condemn the execution of political prisoners in Iran, and urges all governments to make their relations with the religious dictatorship in Iran contingent on an end to executions and torture.

The Iranian regime hanged Seyed Jamal Mousavi, a Sunni Kurdish political prisoner from the city of Sanadaj on Wednesday August 23 after spending nine years in prison on the so-called charge of Moharebeh (waging war on God). This occurred before the new cabinet of Hassan Rouhani completed its first week in the office.

The authorities in Gohardasht prison (west of Tehran) transferred Mr. Mousavi from Hall 21 of Section 7 of the prison to solitary confinement on the pretext of sending him to the hospital on August 16. He was chained in solitary confinement for a week. They threatened Mr. Moussavi, indicating  his death sentence would be implemented if he leaked any information from inside the prison.

In order to intimidate and terrorize other prisoners, the authorities returned Mr. Mousavi to the general ward in the prison hours before his execution with his arms and legs bloody and injured. After this display he was again transferred to solitary confinement to await execution and was hung at dawn on Wednesday.

Meanwhile in Hall 10 Section 4 of Gohardasht prison 21 other political prisoners continue their hunger strike for a fourth week to protest their forcible transfer to the hall, increasing pressure and constraints imposed on them, as well as destruction and confiscation of their property.

The Iranian Resistance offers its condolences to the family and friends of Seyed Jamal Mousavi and the people of city Sanandaj and Kurdistan, and calls on the youth to protest the execution of Mousavi, as well as and providing support for political prisoners and the families of those executed.

The Iranian Resistance also urges the international community in particular the United Nations Secretary-General, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Human Rights Council and the United Nations Security Council to condemn the execution of political prisoners by the clerical regime in Iran.

It urges all governments to to make their diplomatic relations and trade with the religious dictatorship in Iran contingent on an end to executions and torture.

The brutal violation of human rights is the other side of the coin of the Iranian regime’s export of terrorism, warmongering policies in the region, and its efforts to acquire a nuclear weapon.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
August 23, 2017

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