A Report on the Status of 9 Political Prisoners from Shush

HRANA News Agency – Families of two death row prisoners from Ahwaz in the case of “Safi Abad in Dezful incident” called on all human rights organizations to be their children’s voice in the international community. They say “our children are innocent and the accusations attributed to them are not correct.”
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Qasem Beyt Abdullah and Abdullah Abdullahi (Karmalachab) from Shush, along with seven other defendants were tried on charges of moharebeh and communicating with foreign groups as well as propaganda against the regime in August 2017. The death sentence was issued for the two defendants and also for the other defendants. Continue reading “A Report on the Status of 9 Political Prisoners from Shush”

Ahmad Karimi, Political Prisoner in a Deteriorating Health Condition

HRANA News Agency – Ahmad Karimi, a political prisoner in exile inside the Gonbad Kavous Prison, has developed acute stomach complications and judicial authorities have set bail of nearly $1 million for his release on medical furlough.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Arrested on May 24, 2009, Ahmad Karimi, a carpenter, was first sentenced to death on charges of “membership in ‘the Kingdom Assembly of Iran’ (Anjoman-e Padeshahi Iran),” after he spent 40 days in solitary confinement where he was forced to make fake confessions against himself based on a script handed to him by his interrogators, according to a letter Karimi wrote from prison. Ahmad Karimi was one of some 100 individuals tried in a post-elections group show trial in August 2009. He was first sentenced to death, and later his sentence was reduced to 15 years and three months in prison in exile. Several other individuals, also arrested before the election, were tried along with Ahmad Karimi under similar circumstances, Ali Zamani and Arash Rahmani, were later executed. Like Karimi, Zamani and Rahmani had been arrested before the election, but were forced to make confessions about their part in planning riots during the post-election events.
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