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The List of Death Row Prisoners Charged with Muharebeh

Posted on: 22nd February, 2017
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Abdulrahman Sangani

HRANA News Agency – The prisoners who have been convicted on charges of Muharebeh under the old law, have the possibility of a retrial, commutation of their sentences or being released, with regard to the changes on these kinds of charges in the IPC. At the moment, dozens of prisoners, including at least twenty-four male prisoners in Iran prisons have been sentenced to death on charge Muharebeh. The current below is the sixth list of the series of “Prisoners accused of Muharebeh” about these 24 imprisoned men.

According to the report of the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), there are at least twenty four male death row prisoners who have been charged with Muharebeh, in different ways, are being held in Iran prisons. These prisoners can apply for a judicial review, due to the changes in the Islamic Penal Code in 2013.

Based on the new Penal Code, adopted in 2013, definition of charges of “Muharebeh”, “Corruption on earth” and “Rebellion” have changed under Articles 279 to 288 of the law compared to the previous law. According to Paragraph B of Article 10 of the Penal Code Act of 2013, the judges of enforcement are required to request the sentence amendment based on the new law from the court which had issued the verdict.

The current list includes 24 death row prisoners who have been charged with Muharebeh:

Zanyar Moradi

Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with a Kurdish opposition party

Date of arrest: July 25, 2008

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Loghman Moradi

Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with a Kurdish opposition party

Date of arrest: August 4, 2008

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Houshang Rezaei

Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with a Kurdish opposition party

Date of arrest: June 19, 2010

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Ahmad Danesh Pour Moghadam

Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with an opposition party (People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran)

Date of arrest: September 27, 2009

Location: Evin prison

Mohsen Danesh Pour Moghadam

Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with an opposition party (People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran)

Date of arrest: September 27, 2009

Location: Evin prison

Hosein Osmani

Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with a Kurdish opposition party

Date of arrest: March 3, 2014

Location: Urmia prison

Diako Rasoulzadeh

Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with a Kurdish opposition party

Date of arrest: February 25, 2014

Location: Urmia prison

Saber Sheikh Abdullah

Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with a Kurdish opposition party

Date of arrest: March 15, 2014

Location: Urmia prison

Habibullah Latifi

Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with a Kurdish opposition party

Date of arrest: October 23, 2007

Location: Sanandaj prison

Mostafa Salimi

Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with a Kurdish opposition party

Date of arrest: April 6, 2003

Location: Saghez prison

Saman Nasim

Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with a Kurdish opposition party

Date of arrest: 2011

Location: Urmia prison

Reza Obeidzadeh Rafipour

Charges: Muharebeh through acting against national security

Date of arrest: 2012

Location: Ahwaz prison

Barzan Nasrullahzadeh

Charges: Muharebeh through membership in religious groups

Date of arrest: May 29, 2010

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Kaveh Rasimi

Charges: Muharebeh through membership in religious groups

Date of arrest: June 11, 2009

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Farshid Naseri

Charges: Muharebeh through membership in religious groups

Date of arrest: November 21, 2010

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Khosro Besharat

Charges: Muharebeh through membership in religious groups

Date of arrest: December 7, 2009

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Seyed Ghasem Abesteh

Charges: Muharebeh through membership in religious groups

Date of arrest: December 7, 2009

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Ayoub Karimi

Charges: Muharebeh through membership in religious groups

Date of arrest: December 7, 2009

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Davood Abdullahi

Charges: Muharebeh through membership in religious groups

Date of arrest: December 7, 2009

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Kamran Sheikheh

Charges: Muharebeh through membership in religious groups

Date of arrest: December 7, 2009

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Farhad Salimi

Charges: Muharebeh through membership in religious groups

Date of arrest: December 7, 2009

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Anvar Khezri

Charges: Muharebeh through acting against national security

Date of arrest: December 7, 2009

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Abdulrahman Sangani

Charges: Muharebeh through membership in religious groups

Date of arrest: January 10, 2010

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Note: His father’s name is “Heidar”

Seyed Jamal Seyed Mosavi

Charges: Muharebeh through membership in religious groups

Date of arrest: 2008

Location: Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

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