Human right activists have launched a campaign to save the life of the Kurdish scholar Shahram Ahmadi who was sentenced to death in Iran.
The Office of the Supreme Judiciary in Iran confirmed the death sentence issued by the Revolutionary Court against Ahmadi in 2012, after a trial which did not take minutes.
Ahmadi has been sentenced to death in Iran due to his activism as a Sunni Muslim and a Kurd.
Members of ethnic or religious minorities in Iran who engage in criticism of the government are singled out by authorities for particularly harsh treatment.
Ahmadi, 41, was shot and wounded during his arrest by intelligence agents on April 26, 2009, an event that coincided with Ali Khamenei’s visit to Sanandaj in Kurdistan Province.
Source: Al Arabiya, 26 July 2016