Iranian islamist regime executes 4 Kurdish prisoners
Roni Alasor / 29 January 2024 - Middle East Diplomatic - Islamist Iranian regime executed four more Kurdish political prisoners on allegations of "cooperating with Israel" and so called "espionage" : Wafa Azarbar, Mohsen Mazlum, Mohammad Faramarzi and Pzhman Fatehi were executed Monday morning according to the islamic Quran rules.
The Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, a rights watchdog, condemned the executions and said that the defendants were deprived of their rights to a fair and free trial during the process.
“Even by the standards of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the minimum requirements for a fair trial were not met in their case. The proceedings of the case were shrouded in complete secrecy, as the death sentences were both issued and confirmed by the Supreme Court,” Hengaw said.
Legal representation was not permitted in the proceedings. Every appeal was rejected and so the four men in their late 20s were executed on Monday morning.
The Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI) expressed deep concerns about the upcoming visit of Ms Al Nashif, the deputy of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), to Iran from 3 to 5 February. Similar concerns have been echoed by various human rights advocates.
Despite the persistent daily executions and well-documented human rights violations by the Islamic regime in Iran, this visit risks inadvertently legitimizing a regime with a history of crimes against humanity, said the CFPPI.
The Kurdish political parties, as well as the Executive Council of the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) released a statement condemning the Iranian regime’s enmity, death and massacres of the Kurdish people.
KNK underlined that the Kurdish lives are being sacrificed to serve political interests, with this most recent round of political murders occurring just after Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s visit to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.
Source : Reuter, AFP, Kurdish media networks