A political prisoner in danger of imminent execution

He has been arrested when he was 17 years old

Posted on: 29th September, 2014
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Saman Nasim

HRANA News Agency – Human rights organizations are concerned about the danger of imminent execution of Saman Nasim, who has arrested when he was 17, on charge of cooperation with a Kurdish party.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Saman Nasim, Kurdish political prisoner has arrested on July 15, 2011 at the age of 17.

An informed source told HRANA’s reporter, “Saman Nasim, had been arrested in an armed conflict with revolutionary forces. On this event one member of revolutionary guard was killed and Saman’s fellow committed suicide. Weapon tests showed that the shot which killed the officer was not shot from Saman’s weapon and the defendant himself rejected the allegation of shooting”.

Saman Nasim is currently kept in ward number 12 (political prisoners’ ward) in Uremia prison (Darya Prison) and his case has been sent to sentence enforcement bureau.

According to international conventions execution of criminals under 18 is forbidden.

Amnesty International announced in its statement that was released on Thursday September 18, Mr. Nasim has rejected the allegation of murder and said that he just had aerial shooting.

This organization also reported that Saman Nasim was tortured and during primary investigation he did not have access to attorney.