In a conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, dignitaries, and politicians reiterated the need to investigate the execution of thousands of Iranian political prisoners in 1988 and to bring the perpetrators, many of whom continue to hold positions of power in the Iranian regime, to account.
Following the criminal execution of three Iranian Baluchis in Zahedan Central Prison in southeast Iran and the execution of three Kurdish political prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison west of Tehran, a number of inmates in Zahedan Central Prison wrote an open-letter condemning these crimes.
Mohammad and Ismael Shahbakhsh, and Hayatollah Nutizehi were the three Iranian Baluchis sent to the gallows while Loghman and Zaniar Moradi, along with Ramin Hossein Panahi, were executed on 8 September.
Seven environmentalists who were arrested in Tehran nearly six months ago are still kept in detention with no or extremely limited access to legal services while their families are concern about their fate and condition and have no information regarding the charges against them.
Iranian authorities have executed three Kurdish political prisoners, Ramin Hossein Panahi, Zaniar and Loghman Moradi, despite overwhelming popular and international efforts to stay the scheduled executions.
Zanyar 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.