The cases of 8 Sunni prisoners are sent to the Supreme Court

Posted on: 6th July, 2013
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Asghar Rahimi

HRANA News Agency – The cases of 8 Sunni’s who are sentenced to death and in Rajai Shahr prison now, have been sent to the Supreme Court.


According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the intelligence agents arrested 149 Sunni citizens in 2009 in Iran.


8 of them have been sentenced to death by Judge Mogheyse the head of the branch 28 of revolutionary court.


The cases of these 8 prisoners identified as Pourya Mohammadi, Omid Peyvand, Mokhtar Rahimi, Bahman Rahimi, Mohammad Yavar Rahimi, Shahram Ahmadi, Mohammad Gharibi and Faramarz Shah Nazari, have been sent to the Supreme Court for the final decision last week.


One of the relatives of these prisoners told to HRANA: “These prisoners have been tried by Judge Mohammad Mogheyse the head of the branch 28 of the revolutionary court and sentenced to death. They are charged with enmity against the God because of supporting their own belief. But all 8 are denying the charges and say they have been arrested because of supporting their own religion and the Islamic Republic has sentenced them to death to take revenge. Their lawyer has denied the charges in his objection.”


He said: “there are 149 people being sent to different prisons but most of them are in Rajai Shahr prison. Some have already been hanged.”


6 Salafi prisoners who had been transferred to Ghezel Hesar prison last November were hanged on Thursday December 27, 2012.


These prisoners who were charged with membership in Salafi groups are identified as: Bahram Ahmadi, Asghar Rahimi, Behnam Rahimi, Mohammad Zaher Bahmani, Keyvan Zand Karimi and Houshyar Mohammadi.