Friday, October 4, 2013

Iran’s ‘moderate’ Rohani intensifies executions in Balochistan and Kurdistan

Zahedan: 8 people sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking have reportedly been executed in Yazd prison whereas at least five people have been hanged in the central prison of Zahedan in Iranian occupied Balochistan on 21 September. According to the Public Relations Attorney General of Yazd province, two death sentences for those convicted of these 8 persons have been ratified by the Attorney General’s request for commutation and pardon convicts Judiciary Committee rejected and eventually the death penalty in the morning of Thursday 19 September was carried out. Balochistan mass executions: A group of at least five Baloch prisoners was hanged in the central prison of Zahedan on 20 Semtember. According to Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran after nearly three days of waiting at least five Baloch prisoners in solitary confinement in Zahedan were hanged in the central prison. The names of the victims hanged in central prison of Zahedan are as follows:
1. Ahmed Issa Zhai about 21 years old, imprisoned under paragraph 1 in Zahedan prison. He was jailed for more than two years in prison in Zahedan.
2. Mmarsh Rashid Sufi approximately 31 years, from Zahedan prison sentenced under Section 7 for more than 3 years. 
3. Khalid Reki 27 years old, imprisoned under section 7 at Zahedan prison for 4 years. He was arrested on weapons charges.
4. Hamid Reza Karimi approximately 35 years old, he was imprisoned under Paragraph 4 of 5 in Zahedan prison for nearly four years in prison.
5. Ghaffar Nurzehi 27 -year-old was jailed for three years in the central prison of Zahedan, according to paragraph 7. 
The above named men were among many others held in solitary confinement in quarantine at Zahedan prison. The Human Rights and Democracy termed the execution against humanity and it further revealed that the bodies of the victims will not be handed over the families until 30 September. This is the second wave of mass deaths during the short spam since Hassan Rohani Akhund was appointed as the president of Iran by the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Reports from Iranian occupied Balochistan further suggest that the Moderate man of Iran has intensified crimes against humanity against Baloch, Kurds, Arabs of Al-Ahwaz and Turks of South Azerbaijan. The Human Rights and Democracy has urged the UN and the rest of the world to take action against such crimes of Iranian regime. “The International Criminal Court and civilised world must put pressure on the supreme government of Iran to end the bloody crackdown on mass executions.”  Sources reported that at least 26 Kurdish activists have also been sentenced to death, however, it has not been confirmed yet whether the death sentences have been carried out or the men are still in prison waiting to be executed. Courtesy Baluch sarmachar

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