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Iran: Three Kurdish political prisoners executed

Hossein Panahi, Loghman Moradi, and Zaniar Moradi, were executed in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj,
Hossein Panahi, Loghman Moradi, and Zaniar Moradi, were executed in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj,

Reported by  PMOI/MEK


Iran, Sept. 8, 2018 - The inhumane mullahs’ regime in Iran executed three Kurdish political prisoners this morning. Ramin Hossein Panahi, 24, Loghman Moradi, 32, and Zaniar Moradi, 30, were on a dry hunger strike and executed in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran. The state-run Fars news agency, affiliated directly to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), confirmed these three executions.

Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi strongly condemned the criminal execution of these three Kurdish activists and the missile barrage launched by the IRGC targeting bases of the Iran Kurdistan Democratic Party and Kurdistan Democratic Party, describing these measures as crimes against humanity and calling for the United Nations Security Council to take action in this regard.

Mrs. Rajavi hailed the martyrs and expressed her condolences to the Kurdish parties, while wishing a speedy recovery for those injured.




Mrs. Rajavi called on the people of Kurdistan and all of Iran to raise their voice in protests and uprisings.




The inhumane mullahs’ regime intends to create a climate of fear and oppressions, and thus silence the Iranian people’s ongoing protests by resorting to crackdown, executions and missile attacks. This is wishful thinking, Mrs. Rajavi said.

On Saturday morning the Iranian regime launched surface-to-surface missiles targeting the mentioned Kurdish bases in Iraqi Kurdistan, leaving behind a number of martyrs and more injured.

The Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) issued a statement on September 7th calling on the United Nations Secretary-General, Security Council and High Commissioner for Human Rights demanding urgent action to prevent the execution of these three Kurdish political prisoners.

Amnesty International had time and again called on the Iranian regime to immediately cancel the execution of Kurdish political prisoners. The mullahs, however, are in dire need of executions and crackdown in the face of escalating protests across the country.

UN human rights experts had also placed calls demanding the immediate cancellation of these three political executions, calling into question the judicial process as well and the continuation of executions by the Iranian regime.

“We are alarmed by information received that Zanyar and Loghman Moradi suffered human rights violations before and during their trial, including torture and other ill-treatment and denial of access to a lawyer,” their recent statement reads.

The Moradi cousins were sentenced to death in a 20-minute trial and having been forced to confess under torture.

The suppression of ethnic and religious minorities is a recurring trend under the brutal rule of the Iranian regime. Back in August 2016, the Iranian regime had executed 10 Sunni Muslims despite the accusations raised against the mullahs’ regime of using coerced confessions and having a corrupt judiciary.

Despite extensive efforts by human rights organizations, six Sunni men were also hanged during the early morning hours of March 4, 2015, at Rajai Shahr (Gohardasht) Prison in Iran.