Prisoners

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Name: Abdolemam Zaeri
Location: Karoun Prison
Date condemned: Before 13 September 2007
Notes: Ahwazi Arab from Ahvaz
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Name: Abdolrahman Narooie
Age: 41
Location: Karoun Prison
Date condemned: Before 13 September 2007
Charge: Political- or intelligence-related
Notes: From Sistan o Balochistan. It is likely that Narooie was denied legal representation, a violation of Article 10 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Names: Abdolreza Haldchi, Abdolreza Navaseri, Ali Halafi, Muslim Elhaie, Oudeh Afrawi, Yahyar Naseri
Notes: The only information available about Abdolreza Haldchi, Abdolreza Navaseri, Ali Halafi, Muslim Elhaie, Oudeh Afrawi and Yahyar Naseri is the inclusion of their names on the Iran Human Rights News list of condemned, and copies of that list. They are simply listed as, "from Ahvaz."

Name: Abdolwahed (Hiwa) Butimar
Age: 30
Location: Unknown
Date Condemned: October 2008
Charge: Mohareb
Notes: Hiwa Butimar, a Kurdish Iranian journalist and environmental activst, has been sentenced to death several times. In July 2007, he was condemned for acting against national security and espionage. In October 2008, Amnesty International reported that Hiwa's death sentence was overturned in November 2007 on procedural grounds, but reimposed in April 2008. He is reportedly sentenced to death for Mohareb, a religious charge, meaning "warring against God," often used for political reasons.
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Name: Abduljalil Riggi
Location:  Detention center in Zahedan
Date condemned: Unknown.
Charge: Likely political- or intelligence-related
Notes: From Sistan o Balochistan province in southeastern Iran, likely denied legal representation. Riggi's death sentence was announced by the Coalition of Human Rights Activists in Baluchistan province. As reported by Iran Human Rights Voice many of the prisoners in this province are "being denied basic rights such as visitations with their family members and the right to hire a lawyer." IHRV reports that there are a lack of civil institutions and little presence of human rights organizations, due to the Intelligence Ministry's intense control of the region.

Name: Abed Gahram Zahi
Notes: From Sistan o Balochistan. There is almost no information available for Abed Gahram Zahi (also listed as Abed Gehram Zahi), other than his inclusion on the commonly-accepted January 2010 list of condemned prisoners.

Name: Ahmad Daneshpour Moghadam
Location: Evin Prison (presumed)
Date condemned: April 2010
Charge: Mohareb.
Notes: Ahmad Daneshpour Moghadam is convicted of Mohareb for alleged ties to People's Mujahedin of Iran, otherwise known as MKO, PMOI, or MEK. He was arrested and tried after participating in the 2009 Ashura protests and his death sentence was upheld by an appeallate court. Death sentences for Ahmad and the other Ashura protesters are issued under the charge of Mohareb, meaning "warring against God." Many of the condemned are issued this sentence due to alleged ties with MKO, which is an armed resistance group. The Islamic Republic continues to issue the politically-charged Mohareb sentences in an attempt to dissuade further peaceful protests. Ahmad Daneshpour Moghadam's execution sentence is a violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Article 6(2) protects the right to life by stating that the death penalty may only be imposed for the most serious crimes, if at all. Condemning Ahmad for his role in a protest, especially under the guise of armed resistance, is against international law.

Name: Ahmad Pooladkhani
Location: Oromiyeh prison
Date condemned: Before 11 January 2010
Notes: Kurdish
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Name: Ahmad Saedi
Age: 28
Location: Karoun Prison
Date condemned: 30 September 2009
Charge: Acting against national security.
Notes: Ahwazi Arab minority from Sistan o Balochistan; Is one of seven male Ahwazi Arab minority prisoners believed to have been held between 8 and 15 months in solitary confinement and possibly tortured in an intelligence-owned detention center after their arrest in August 2007. Torture is a clear violation of Article 5 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." Additionally, the Islamic Republic has violated Article 10 of the UDHR by denying the men legal representation.

Name: Ali Saedi
Age: 25
Location: Karoun Prison
Date condemned: 30 September 2009
Charge: Acting against national security.
Notes: Ahwazi Arab minority from Sistan o Balochistan; Is one of seven male Ahwazi Arab minority prisoners believed to have been held between 8 and 15 months in solitary confinement and possibly tortured in an intelligence-owned detention center after their arrest in August 2007. Torture is a clear violation of Article 5 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." Additionally, the Islamic Republic has violated Article 10 of the UDHR by denying the men legal representation.


Name: Alireza Salman Delphi
Age: 39
Notes: Alireza Salman Delphi, from Ahvaz was detained 11 August 2005. Any further information on his case is appreciated.

Name: Amir Amrollahi
Age: 20
Date condemned: 6 August 2007
Charge: Murder.
Notes: In 2005, Amir Amrollahi confessed to a murder committed when he was on 16 years old. He was convicted and sentenced to death in August 2007, despite being a minor (internationally recognized to be a person under age 18) and having no legal representation available at trial. Amnesty International reported concern that Amir was not able to present evidence that the murder was accidental, and that he had been heavily sedated prior to the trial, which likely impaired his mental state. This also may have contributed to his confession. Both his lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei, and his father maintain that the murder was accidental. A letter attributed to Bahman Amrollahi, Amir's father pleads with the family of the deceased boy, saying the killing was "momentary and accidental without any previous intent."

Regardless of Amir Amrollahi's intent, his execution sentence is not appropriate for a child, and is a violation of international laws. Both Article 37(a) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and Article 6(5) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) prohibit execution or death sentences of a minor offender or for a crime committed when the condemned was a minor. A confession obtained under duress is a violation of Article 14(3)(g) of the ICCPR, which protects the defendant from "being compelled to testify against himself or to confess guilt." Article 14(3)(d) requires that a defendant is represented by legal counsel of their own choosing.


Name: Amir Reza Arefi
Age: 21
Date condemned: 14 February 2010.
Charge: Mohareb.
Notes: According to his attorney, Mohammad Mostafaie, Amir Reza Arefi is condemned to die as Mohareb for "enmity against God through membership in the Association of Iranian Monarchists [Anjoman Padeshahi]." On his blog, Mostafaie reported that he was summoned to Revolutionary Court for a matter concerning his client. Upon arrival, he was made aware of Arefi's death sentence. Arefi was arrested before the June 2009 election, on 15 April 2009 and was tried on 8 August in a public mass show-trial. Astoundingly, he and others were connected with post-election protests, despite his April arrest.
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Name: Anvar Rostami
Location: Unnamed prison in western Iran.
Date condemned: Announced 11 January 2010
Charge: Mohareb.
Notes: Kurdish prisoner Anvar Rostami was among the 63 names released in January 2010. He is charged with Mohareb, meaning "warring against God." The Islamic Republic is charging many political and religious dissidents as Mohareb, even whe they are not involved in armed warfare against the state. The treatment of Kurdish minorities and Kurdish prisoners is horrific, and there is no doubt Anvar Rostami is another victim of the regime's human rights abuses.
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Name: Ayoub Porkar
Age: 46
Location: Evin Prison
Date condemned: 28 November 2009
Charge: Membership in PMOI
Notes: Ayoub (or Ayub) Porkar was arrested in September 2007 and was condemned to death on 28 November 2009, after being charged with membership in the People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI, MEK, MKO), an organization that advocates the armed overthrow of the Iranian regime. Membership in the organization, regardless of its nature, does not warrant a death sentence. It is a violation of Article 6(2) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which holds that the death penalty, where still applied, must only be used in the most serious cases. Evidence of Porkar's involvement in PMOI or any other outlawed organization is unknown, since he was not given a public trial. Despite international laws requiring it, Porkar was not given the adequate opportunity to defend himself, and legal counsel has limited access to him. Article 14(3)(b) and (d) of the ICCPR and Article 10 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) require access to legal counsel and a fair and impartial hearing. Per an interview with Nasrin Sotudeh on 8 January 2010, Ayub Porkar's case is now before the Supreme Court in Iran. Ms. Sotudeh, a prominent defense attorney with many cases following the June 2009 Presidential elections, said that Porkar's is among many where judges,lawyers, and other officials are pressured to conform to the regime's desires. Such intimidation is a violation of the right to an impartial hearing, as granted by Article 10 of the UDHR and Article 14(1) of the ICCPR, which requires trial by a "competent, independent and impartial tribunal."

11 April 2010: The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reports that Ayoub Porkar's sentence has been reduced to 20 years in prison.

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Name: Aziz Mohammadzadeh
Age: 26
Location:  Saghez Prison.
Date condemned: Reported 27 January 2010.
Charge: Espionage.
Notes: Aziz Mohammadzadeh, a Kurdish political activist, was arrested 13 October 2009 in Baneh. He reportedly faced brutal torture before being transferred to Saghez Prison three months later. He is currently being held in solitary confinement in poor health, and there are reports that his assets and property are being held by the Iranian government. He was sentenced to death for threatening national security and Mohareb (warring against God), likely as a direct result of his activism against Islamic Republic's institutionalized oppression and human rights violations against Kurdish Iranians.

Update July 6: While on a hunger strike in Saghez prison 5 months ago, he was taken away by prison authorities. His family has not been able to find any information about his status and whereabouts, as authorities tell them that Aziz was released.


Name: Caziye Dervis Zade
Date condemned: Reported 2 April 2010
Charge: Threatening national security.
Notes: Kurdish prisoner Caziye Dervis Zade was sentenced to death along with her children, daughter Dervis Zade (19) and son Fetullah Dervis Zade (21). Article 6(2) of the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Iran is a signatory, states that execution may only be imposed for the most serious crimes. The Islamic Republic continually intimidates its oppressed Kurdish population by imprisoning, torturing, and executing them on false charges of threatening national security.
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Name: Doayr Mahawi
Age: 50
Location: Karoun Prison
Date condemned: 30 September 2009
Charge: Acting against national security.
Notes: Father of condemned prisoner Maher Mahawi. Ahwazi Arab minority from Sistan o Balochistan; Is one of seven male Ahwazi Arab minority prisoners believed to have been held between 8 and 15 months in solitary confinement and possibly tortured in an intelligence-owned detention center after their arrest in August 2007. Torture is a clear violation of Article 5 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." Additionally, the Islamic Republic has violated Article 10 of the UDHR by denying the men legal representation.
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Name: Ghader (Qader) Mohammadzadeh
Age: 32
Location: Orumiyeh Prison
Date condemned: Between 16 and 21 January 2010
Charge: Mohareb.
Notes: Ghader Mohammadzadeh is a Kurdish political prisoner from Mir-Abad of Bokan. He was arrested and charged with "cooperating with Kurdish political groups" and sentenced to death as Moharebh for acting against national security. "Moharbeh" is a politically-motivated charge meaning, "armed war against God." The Islamic Republic uses this charge to condemn people for acting against the state, usually when there is no other remotely justifiable reason for their imprisonment. Mr. Mohammadzadeh's death sentence and detention is an outrage, and he is one of many Kurdish ethnic minorities awaiting execution. He was originally given a 30-year prison term, but was later condemned to die by an appeals court, further confirming that the Islamic Republic is practicing ethnically-driven criminal practices. Kurdish activist sites state that Ghader was subjected to severe torture and pressure in prison, which is a violation of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Name: Habibollah Latifi
Location: Sanandaj Prison
Date condemned: July 2008
Charge: Membership in Kurdish Independent Life Party (PJAK)
Notes: Kurdish student Habibollah Latifi was arrested in 2007 in connection with the Kurdish Independent Life Party, or PJAK. He was sentenced to death in 2008 and has since been in Sanandaj Prison, where he participated in a hunger strike against Esfahan Fatahian's execution. Mr. Latifi's lawyer was not permitted to attend his trial, which is a direct violation of United Nations international law, to which Iran is a signatory. The Islamic Republic has agreed to uphold Mr. Latifi's right to legal counsel under Article 10 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Among other protects, the Article 10 of the UDHR entitles defendants to "a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him," which Mr. Latifi was clearly denied. Article 6(2) of the ICCPR states that, in countries that still practice capital punishment, it should only be imposed for the most serious crimes.

 

Habibollah Latifi's life is at stake for alleged membership in an armed resistance group, which normally carries the politcally-driven "Moharebh" charge. Moharebh is typically used as a justification for death sentences where the accused is alleged to have ties with armed separatist groups, such as PJAK and MKO. The Islamic Republic's unlawful detention and condemnation of Habibollah Latifi violates the ICCPR protections and all common moral decency.

Mr. Latifi is reportedly sentenced to be executed on June 7.


Name: Hasan Talei
Location: Maku Prison
Date condemned: 2008
Charge: Working with Kurdish opposition groups.
Notes: Political and social activist Hasan Talei was arrested and condemned to death in 2008 under the pretext of working with unnamed "known" Kurdish opposition groups, likely the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) or Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK). In January 2009, Hasan participated in a hunger strike in Maku Prison. At least 22 Kurdish prisoners protested, "This hunger strike is a protest against terrible prison conditions, violation of legal rights or prisoners by prison officials, discrimination against Kurdish political prisoners as well as not being allowed to seek necessary medical treatment and not being allowed temporary leaves from prison, which is a legal right of any prisoner.".
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Name: Iraj Mohammadi
Location: Oromiyeh prison
Date condemned: Before 11 January 2010
Notes: Kurdish
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Name: Jahangir Badozadeh
Location: Orumieh Prison
Date condemned: Before September 2005
Charge: Mohareb.
Notes: Jahangir Badozadeh was sentenced to death in 2005 and is currently in the central prison of Orumieh. He is listed as "at risk of execution" in a 2005 report from Iranian Human Rights Activist Groups in EU and North America (IHRAG). Mr. Badozadeh is from Mahabad, a predominantly Kurdish region of northwestern Iran.

In March 2009, Jahangir's brother Ali was reportedly found outside of Mahabad. He had been arrested 7 days earlier, tortured to death, and left on the side of the road. In October 2009, Intelligence Ministry officials attempted to arrest Jahangir's mother and surviving brother at the family's home. They were not home, but forces confiscated books and CDs. Although the charge against Jahangir Badozadeh is unknown, his brother Ali had been arrested for allegedly aiding Kurdish political parties and having knowledge about a nephew and others involved in Kurdish political parties, likely the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) or Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK). Ali's life was violently ended, but Jahangir is likely condemned as "Moharebh," a politically-driven charge meaning "Warring against God" that is usually given to those accused of armed resistance against the Islamic Republic.

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Name: Khaled Hardani
Age: 26
Location: Raja’i Shahr prison, as of January 2005
Date condemned: Before January 19, 2005
Charge: Mohareb, acting against national security.
Notes: Little information is available on the location and status of Khaled Hardani, but Amnesty International reported in 2005 that he was condemned to death for allegedly taking part in an attempted airplane hijacking. His death sentence was directly related to the hijacking, however. Instead, Khaled and others involved were condemned as Mohareb and eqdam ‘aleyhe amniyat (acting against national security). Although Khaled Hardani may be guilty of the alleged hijacking, the death penalty is immoral. Furthermore, the charge of Mohareb is an oft-used religious charge, meaning "warring against God" that allows the Islamic Republic of Iran to execute people for crimes they have not committed. As reported by Amnesty International, Khaled Hardani's death sentence is, "the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. Iran has made an explicit and unreserved commitment, under Article 6(2) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to impose the death sentence "only for the most serious crimes". This means that a death sentence should be a most exceptional measure, and in any event is applicable only to intentional crimes with lethal or other extremely grave consequences."
Although there is little additional information on Khaled Hardani, he has been reported on widely circulated lists of the condemned, including one from January 2010.

Name: Leila Kaabi
Notes: Leila Kaabi's execution was reported by the Committee for Struggle to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CSFPP) as far back as 19 July 2007 on human rights activist Maryam Namazie's blog. She is listed simply by name and her sentence: execution. Leila is also reported as being from Ahvaz on the oft-repeated January 2010 list of condemned prisoners. Any additional information on her would be appreciated.

Name: Maher Mahawi
Age: 21
Location: Karoun Prison
Date condemned: 30 September 2009
Charge: Acting against national security.
Notes: Son of condemned prisoner Doayr Mahawi. Ahwazi Arab minority from Sistan o Balochistan; Is one of seven male Ahwazi Arab minority prisoners believed to have been held between 8 and 15 months in solitary confinement and possibly tortured in an intelligence-owned detention center after their arrest in August 2007. Torture is a clear violation of Article 5 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." Additionally, the Islamic Republic has violated Article 10 of the UDHR by denying the men legal representation.
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Name: Mahmoud Rigi
Location: Detention center in Zahedan
Date condemned: Before 14 January 2010
Charge: Political- or intelligence-related
Notes: From Sistan o Balochistan. It is likely that he was denied legal representation, a violation of Article 10 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Name: Majid Faradipour (Mahawi)
Age: 26
Location: Karoun Prison
Date condemned: 30 September 2009
Charge: Acting against national security.
Notes: Ahwazi Arab minority from Sistan o Balochistan; Is one of seven male Ahwazi Arab minority prisoners believed to have been held between 8 and 15 months in solitary confinement and possibly tortured in an intelligence-owned detention center after their arrest in August 2007. Torture is a clear violation of Article 5 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." Additionally, the Islamic Republic has violated Article 10 of the UDHR by denying the men legal representation.

Name: Mehdi Sadeghlou
Age: Under 18
Location: Unknown
Charge: Murder.
Notes: Mehdi Sadeghlou is facing execution for the 2008 murder of another youth. His lawyers and family have not been able to convince the murder victim's family to forgive the murder. Whether Mehdi Sadeghlou is guilty of the murder or not, his execution is illegal under international law. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), of which Iran is a signatory, states "neither capital punishment nor life imprisonment without possibility of release shall be imposed for offences committed by persons below eighteen years of age." This is further outlawed by Article 6(5) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Executing any child is a clear violation of international norms and law, and is immoral.

Name: Mohammad Amin Abdollahi
Age: 25
Location: Orumiyeh Prison
Date condemned: Between 16 and 21 January 2010
Charge: Mohareb.
Notes: Mohammad Amin Abdollahi is a Kurdish political prisoner from Mir-Abad of Bokan. He was arrested and charged with "cooperating with Kurdish political groups" and sentenced to death as Moharebh for acting against national security. "Moharbeh" is a politically-motivated charge meaning, "armed war against God." The Islamic Republic uses this charge to condemn people for acting against the state, usually when there is no other remotely justifiable reason for their imprisonment. Mr. Abdollahi's death sentence and detention is an outrage, and he is one of many Kurdish ethnic minorities awaiting execution. He was originally given a 20-year prison term, but was later condemned to die by an appeals court, further confirming that the Islamic Republic is practicing ethnically-driven criminal practices. Kurdish activist sites state that Mohammad was subjected to severe torture and pressure in prison, which is a violation of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Name: Mohammad Amin Agooshi
Location: Oromiyeh prison
Date condemned: Before 11 January 2010
Notes: Kurdish
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Name: Mostafa Salimi
Location: Saghez Prison
Date condemned: Before 11 January 2010
Notes: Kurdish
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Name: Nasser Shebakhshi
Location: Detention center in Zahedan
Date condemned: Before 14 January 2010
Charge: Political- or intelligence-related
Notes: From Sistan o Balochistan. It is likely that he was denied legal representation, a violation of Article 10 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Name: Nazim Boryhi
Location: Karoun Prison
Date condemned: Before 13 September 2007
Notes: Ahwazi Arab from Ahvaz
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Name: Ramazan Ahmad
Location: Maku Prison
Notes: Ramazan Ahmad, a Syrian Kurdish prisoner in Maku prison, participated in a hunger strike against abuse of Kurdish prisoners. With at least 21 other prisoners, Ramazan fasted for over a week against deplorable conditions, lack of medical care, and general human rights violations in Maku.

Name: Rashid Akhkandi
Date condemned: Before 11 January 2010
Notes: Kurdish
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Name: Rostam Arkiya
Location: Maku Prison
Date condemned: Before 11 January 2010
Mohareb
Notes: Rostam Arkiya was a participant in a hunger strike in Maku Prison in January 2009. Rostam and at least twenty-one other prisoners rotested against deplorable conditions and the mistreatment of Kurdish prisoners. According to the Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan, the hunger strike lasted at least a week and prison authorities worked to keep news of it from reaching the media.

Name: Saeed Ramazan
Location: Qazwin Prison
Date condemned: July 2009
Charge: Membership in Partiya Jiyana Azad a Kurdistane/Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK).
Notes: Saeed Ramazan is a Kurdish dissident from Syrian Kurdistan, arrested in 2007 with another condemned activist, Sarhad Chalesh and sentenced to death by Revolutionary Court in Khoy.. In January 2010, the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan reported that Saeed was transferred to Qazwin Prison. Saeed, like many Kurdish dissidents, is charged in relation to membership with the armed resistance group Partiya Jiyana Azad a Kurdistane, or PJAK. Kurdish minorities are systematically oppressed and executed by the Iranian regime and many remain in detention and are condemned to death. Their sentences are a direct violation of the UN Convention Against Torture, which states that execution, where still practiced, is to be utilized in only the most extreme situations. Membership in PJAK or any organization is not justification for these political murders.
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Name: Safar Angooti
Age: 21
Location: Evin Prison
Charge: Murder
Notes: At age 17, Safar Angooti was sentenced to death for murder. He was originally scheduled to be executed in May 2009, and again in October 2009. Both executions were postponed at the last minute, but his sentence has yet to be overturned. Safar claims that the murder was accidental, but the execution sentence is immoral and illegal, even if this statement is false. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child or UNCRC prohibits capital punishment for a juvenile, defined as anyone under age 18. Article 6(1) of the Convention requires the Islamic Republic of Iran, a signatory member, to "recognize that every child has the inherent right to life." Article 37(a) of the UNCRC and Article 6(5) of the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) strictly prohibit the execution of a child.
Safar was granted a one-month stay of execution on 21 October, shortly before his execution was set to be carried out. Little information is available about Safar Angooti after that date.
Amnesty International has continually called for action to save Safar from death and supporters have launched petitions and websites. A Facebook support page and Twitter account are updated as information becomes available.

Name: Sarhad Chalesh
Location:  Zanjan Prison
Date condemned: July 2009
Charge: Membership in PJAK
Notes: Kurdish political activist Sarhad Chalesh was arrested in 2008 and sentenced to death for membership in Membership in Partiya Jiyana Azad a Kurdistane, or the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK).

Name: Sayed Jamal Mohammadi
Location: Evin Prison
Date condemned: 29 February 2008
Charge: Mohareb, membership in Partiya Jiyana Azad a Kurdistane/Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK).
Notes: There is little specific information available about condemned prisoner Sayed Jamal Mohammadi. Amnesty International included his name was included on a list of 17 condemned Kurdish prisoners in a January 2010 piece. Amnesty reported: "All were convicted after unfair trials for moharebeh (enmity against God) for membership of banned Kurdish opposition groups, mainly the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan (known by its Kurdish acronym PJAK), an armed group, and Komala, a Marxist organization. Some are reported to have been tortured in detention and to have been denied access to a lawyer."
A fair trial is required by Article 10 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Article 14(3)(b) and (d) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) require competent legal counsel for prisoners. As Iran is a signatory of both, it is in violation of international law.Torture, aside from being heinous, is a violation of Article 5 of the UDHR and Article 7 of the ICCPR. Article 10(1) grants: "All persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity of the human person."
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Name: Seyed Sami Hosseini
Location: Orumiyeh Prison
Date condemned: Before 6 January 2010
Notes: There is little known of Kurdish prisoner Seeyed Samy Hosseini, other than his inclusion on a list released on 10 January 2010 by Kurdistan Human Rights Organization.
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Name: Walid Naisi
Age: 23
Location: Karoun Prison
Date condemned: 30 September 2009
Charge: Acting against national security.
Notes: Ahwazi Arab minority from Sistan o Balochistan; one of seven male Ahwazi Arab minority prisoners believed to have been held between 8 and 15 months in solitary confinement and possibly tortured in an intelligence-owned detention center after their arrest in August 2007. Torture is a clear violation of Article 5 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." Additionally, the Islamic Republic has violated Article 10 of the UDHR by denying the men legal representation.
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Name: Yousuf Leftehpour
Age: 25
Location: Karoun Prison
Date condemned: 30 September 2009
Charge: Acting against national security.
Notes: Ahwazi Arab minority from Sistan o Balochistan; one of seven male Ahwazi Arab minority prisoners believed to have been held between 8 and 15 months in solitary confinement and possibly tortured in an intelligence-owned detention center after their arrest in August 2007. Torture is a clear violation of Article 5 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." Additionally, the Islamic Republic has violated Article 10 of the UDHR by denying the men legal representation.
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