Iranian Kurds At Imminent Risk Of Execution

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Kurdish Political PrisonersZanyar and Loghman Moradi have been to solitary confinement and according to Loghman’s father; they are on a dry hunger strike, and a few hours after their transfer, the public phones in Rajai Shahr Prison were cut off without any explanation which is worrying their family.

UN human rights experts have appealed to Iran to halt the imminent executions of Iranian Kurd prisoners; Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, and showed serious concerns that they did not receive a fair trial and were tortured during pre-trial detention. They also reiterated calls to halt the execution of Mr. Ramin Hossein Panahi: “We urge the Government of Iran to immediately halt their executions and to annul the death sentences against them in compliance with its international obligations,” the experts said in a joint statement, following reports that they will be executed on 8 September.UN

There are fears that these tow political prisoners and Ramin Hossein Panahi are at immanent risk of execution.

Loghman’s father said that he visited Zaniar and Loghman in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj a few hours ago (in what human rights activists fear is the last visit before execution) and he also said that he fears that they will be hanged on Saturday morning.

Transfer of the Kurd men to solitary confinement for execution has moved the Iranian community all across the world and further outraged the public against the Iranian regime, the world record-holder in per capita executions.

Kurdish people, who are angry and worried over the transfer of Zanyar and Loghman Moradi and the risk of execution, have gathered outside the Marivan’s Friday prayer imam’s office.

Amnesty International also calls on the Iranian authorities to reveal the fate and whereabouts of another Iranian Kurd, Ramin Hossein Panahi, who is similarly on death row in Raja’i Shahr prison and at imminent risk of execution.

 Under the hashtag #SaveXaniar_Loghman_Ramin, Iranian social-media users have called on the Iranian authorities to stop the executions

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