HRANA News Agency – When Mohammad Abdollahi’s family went to Uremia Prison to receive his corpse, the authorities confirmed the execution but refused to deliver the body. They were told that they were not allowed to hold a funeral in any mosque and they would not receive the corpse.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the authorities of Uremia Central Prison confirmed the execution of Mohammad Abdollahi, refused to deliver his body to his family and prohibited them from holding funeral in a mosque.
“The head of the prison told Mohammad’s family that they had sent the body to Imam Khomeini hospital. They were told in the hospital that they needed a permission in order to receive the body. When they went to the court, they were sent to an irrelevant branch where they were told that Mohammad was executed, they would not receive the body and they could only hold a private funeral at home and not in a mosque.”
Mohammad Abdollahi, political prisoner in Uremia Prison and at least 5 other prisoners who had been transferred to solitary confinements were executed this morning.
Kamran Pouraft from Piranshahr, Tohid Pourmehdi from Uremia, Jahangir Razavizade from Uremia, Jabrail Kanaani from Uremia and a prisoner with unknown identity are the 5 others who were executed on drug-related charges.
These prisoners met their families for the last time last evening.
Mohammad Abdollahi’s lawyer, Mostafa Ahmadian had stated in an interview with HRANA: “There are many things which are wrong with this case. My client was never treated legally and fairly. He has never taken up guns.”
“I can give some examples of injustice in the case. My client was acquitted of the charge of Muharebeh. The attorney general and the prosecutor closed the case. The case was definitely closed and the judge of the revolutionary court had no right to open it again. He could not order the prosecution to reopen the case but he did it and the case was reopened.” He explained about the illegal procedures in his client’s case.
Mr. Ahmadian continued: “We asked for a retrial and the case was sent to the very branch which had issued the sentence whereas legally it should have been sent to another branch.”
“The sentence had to be stopped until the end of retrial. I ask the authorities to stop the execution so that we can move on with the retrial.” He said in the end.
Mohammad Abdollahi, political prisoner in Uremia Prison and at least 6 other prisoners have been transferred to solitary confinements to be executed.
Some hours ago their met their families for the last time.
Mohammad Abdollahi had been on hunger strike for 32 days in protest at the “unjust” verdict and the way of handling his case since May 29, 2016 and accepted to end his strike after the authorities had promised him to agree with his retrial.
During his hunger strike, Mohammad Abdollahi had written a letter to the Head of Judiciary and Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur of United Nations on the human rights situation in Iran. He demanded a fair trial for himself in this letter. The full text of the letter was published by HRANA.
Mohammad Abdollahi, 35, married and former resident of the city of Bokan was sentenced to death on charge of Muharebeh through membership in one of Kurdish opposition parties by branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Mahabad.
His death sentence was officially notified to him by the executive branch of Mahabad prison after being upheld by the Supreme Court in 2014.
Mohammad Amin Abdollahi, Mohammad Abdollahi’s brother is also a political prisoner in Birjand prison who went back to the prison on Sunday and after a short furlough.