Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, August 22, 2019–The family of Alireza Shir Mohammad Ali, Iraninan political prisoner murdered by the Iranian regime’s agents in the Fashafouyeh (Greater Tehran) Prison, protested to a recent ruling by an Iranian court and demanded all the perpetrators of Alireza's murder to be put on trial.
Shir Mohammad Ali was arrested in July 2018 on charges of insulting the leaders of the mullahs’ regime and was sentenced to eight years in prison. After sentencing, he was transferred from Evin prison to Fashafouyeh. In June, Shir Mohammad Ali stabbed to death by two prisoners who were following the orders of prison authorities.
The court set sentences for the two prisoners who directly carried out the murder of Shir Mohammad Ali, but made no decisions on the role of the authorities who orchestrated the murder.
Mohammad Ali Erfanian, the lawyer of the Shir Mohammad Ali family, said, “One of the issues we had was the murderers, and another issue was the other perpetrators of this horrific incident, the people who, with their inactions, made it possible for those two prisoners to murder Shir Mohammad Ali.”
Erfanian added, “We object to the court’s verdict because our request was that all the perpetrators be put on trial, from the head of the Prisons Organization to the security guard who was on duty that night.”
This is not the first time political prisoners are murdered in the Iranian regime's prisons. The Iranian regime has a notorious record of murdering political prisoners under different pretexts. Following the nationwide protests of 2017-2018, the regime murdered dozens of prisoners in its prisons and later claimed that they had committed suicide. Another known tactic of the regime is to put political prisoners in the ward of murderers and other dangerous convicts and create the grounds for their murder.