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Iran: Criminal Execution of a Political Prisoner in Zahedan Prison

Iran, Zahedan central prison
Iran, Zahedan central prison

Repeating the call for an international delegation to visit Iran’s prisons, especially in Sistan and Baluchestan

Today, Saturday, December 26, 2020, the religious fascism ruling Iran executed political prisoner Abdol-Hamid Mir-Baluch Zehi in Zahedan prison. He had been in prison for the past five years and was initially sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was, however, executed by the regime’s judiciary after the Revolutionary Guards‘ intervened. This hanging took place on the anniversary of the December 27, 2009 uprising, which shook the clerical regime to its core.

Three other imprisoned Baloch compatriots are also in danger of execution on charges of “moharebeh” (waging war against God). One of the three detainee’s cases is related to Mir-Baluch Zehi.

The Iranian Resistance strongly condemns this brutal murder as an extra-judicial execution because a person who had already been sentenced to prison has been hanged. The Iranian Resistance urges the United Nations Secretary-General, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Human Rights Council, as well as other human rights organizations to condemn this barbaric execution and to take urgent action to rescue the death row prisoners in Iran. It also reiterates the need to establish an international commission of inquiry to visit Iran’s prisons and meet with prisoners, especially those in Sistan and Baluchestan prisons.

The clerical regime’s human rights dossier must be referred to the UN Security Council, and its leaders must be brought to justice for four decades of crimes against humanity.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
December 26, 2020