IRAN: THREE KURDISH POLITICAL PRISONER EXECUTED
September 8, 2018:
Three Iranian Kurdish political prisoner, Ramin Hossein Panahi, Loghman Moradi and Zanyar Moradi, were executed this morning at Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 08/09/2018)
Loghman and Zanyar Moradi were sentenced to death on 22 December 2010 by branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court on charges of murdering the son of Marivan’s Friday prayer Imam. They had denied the charges and said that the initial confessions were extracted under torture.
Ramin Hossein Panahi was shot and arrested by the agents of the Revolutionary Guard on June 23, 2017. The agents claimed that he was armed, but Ramin’s family had strongly denied the claim. Ramin's trial was held on January 15, 2017. He was sentenced to death in the first session on the charge of "rebellion against the regime, acting against the national security, and being a member of Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan." His execution was approved by branch 39 of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.