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Iran: Political prisoner murdered by regime affiliates

Political prisoner Alireza Shir-Mohammad Ali murdered by regime affiliates in the Greater Tehran Prison
Political prisoner Alireza Shir-Mohammad Ali murdered by regime affiliates in the Greater Tehran Prison

Reported by PMOI/MEK


Iran, June 11, 2019 - Political prisoner Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali was murdered by two regime operatives on Monday in the Greater Tehran Prison, according to reports. The two murderers are identified as Mohammad Reza Khalilzadeh and Hamidreza Shoja, who viciously stabbed to death the 21-year-old Mohammad-Ali.

The two murderers, known among other prisoners as regime operatives in this prison, attacked Mohammadi Ali, stabbing him in the abdomen and rupturing his main artery. This prisoner lost his life prior to reaching to a hospital.

According to an informed source, on Monday, based on a premeditative plan, two prisoners from the general ward – known to be the regime's operatives – sought to launch a scuffle in the section where Shir-Mohammad Ali and another prisoner by the name of Barzan Mohammadi were detained. The two regime elements attacked these two political prisoners using knives

Prison authorities had cut-off the section’s telephone in order to portray their plot as an ordinary incident and also to realize their objective. There was also no prison authorities present in the section during the attack.

Alireza Shir-Mohammad Ali and Barzan Mohammadi were both severely wounded and transferred to the Firouzabadi Hospital in Shahr-e Rey, south of Tehran. Unfortunately, Shir-Mohammadi Ali succumbed to his wounds before reaching the hospital.

The victim was arrested back in July 2018 and held as a political prisoner for insulting Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini and current regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and what is described as “propaganda” against the regime. He was sentenced to eight years behind bars.

It is worth noting that Shir-Mohammadi and Barzan Mohammadi went on hunger strike from March 14 to April 16, protesting prison authorities’ refusal to separate ordinary prisoners from political prisoners, poor hygiene and cell conditions, and lack of security in the facility.

The regime ruling Iran is known for its atrocious human rights violations record.