NCRI Staff

NCRI - On October 26, the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence, , addressing the family member of a political prisoner after 124 days, announced that he has been detained by the Ministry and will be executed soon.

Ramin Hossein Panahi was shot in his waist area and arrested by the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) on 23 June 2017 when he was going to visit his family.

Shortly after, he was transferred to the Intelligence detention center and underwent torture and interrogation while still wounded.

Eventually, after releasing no news about the fate of this political prisoner for four months and his family's frequent pursuit, the Ministry of Intelligence told Ramin's mother and sister that he was arrested by the ministry.

They told his family: “He will not be transferred to anywhere else, and he will not be allowed to have visits and you should just wait to receive the news about his execution and burial at night and therefore your frequent visit here will amount to no result.

According to reports, after this news, Ramin's mother collapsed and fell unconscious and transferred to the hospital.

According to another report, Ramin's brother, Afshin Hossein Panahi, was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison by the regime's judiciary in the city of Sanandaj. The civil activist, who has a history of cooperation with environmental institutions, has been sentenced on charges of holding the Nowruz ceremony and cooperating with one of the Kurdish parties.

Afshin Hussein Panahi was arrested on June 26 this year after his brother, Ramin, was arrested in his house.

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