Iran: warning issued on imminent execution of 2 political prisoners

Apr 30
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Saman Nasim and Mohammad Abdullahi
Saman Nasim and Mohammad Abdullahi

By Staff Writer, Iran Probe
Saturday, 30 April 2016

Following the recent unprecedented developments in Urmia Central Prison, northwest Iran, officials in this jail have summoned Saman Nasim and Mohammad Abdullahi, warning them their execution is very imminent.

“The status regarding your ruling is now red, and the only thing you can do is request amnesty,” the prison warden told these two political prisoners in the presence of assistant personnel, the Hrana news agency reported.

Nasim, born on 17 December 1993, is a juvenile offender arrested and sentenced to death back in April 2013 when merely 17 years of age. His execution ruling on charges of ‘moharebe’ (enmity against God), through membership in a Kurdistan opposition party and participating in military attacks, was upheld by the West Azerbaijan Province appeals court on 27 April 2013.

Mohammad Abdullahi, 35, married and a local of the city of Bukan in northwest Iran, was prosecuted and sentenced to death by the first branch of the ‘revolution’ court in the city of Mahabad, northwest Iran, on charges of ‘moharebe’ (enmity against God) through membership in a Kurdistan opposition party.

He was officially informed of his execution ruling by the Mahabad Prison Sentences Bureau after being upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court on 21 March 2014.

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