Monday, September 20, 2010


Mohabat Mahmoudi’s death sentence confirmed

Human Rights News Agency of Iran- RAHANA اreported on Friday that in a phone conversation, Mohabat Mahmoudi has advised that her death sentence has been confirmed and that her execution is imminent. According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Agency, in a letter sent to the organization, she has requested the appointment of a new attorney and has asked the public and Human Rights Organizations to fight for her freedom on her behalf. She has been incarcerated at the Urumiyeh Central prison since 2001, accused of murdering the man that had attempted her rape.This married woman who has endured 9 years of imprisonment is on the verge of execution and her death sentence has been confirmed by the Supreme Court. On July 11th she was advised of the court’s decision of a death sentence and that the judgment will be carried out by the judiciary courts. According to news sources, both wives of the murdered man are against Mohabat Mahmoudi’s death sentence but his brother is seeking her execution.

Two hanged in Iran by the clerical regime

Natioanl Council of Resistance of Iran reported: The Iranian regime has hanged two more people on Thursday, according to Harana news agency. A 25 year old was hanged at Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison after being lashed 174 times. According to the regime’s prosecutor, he was sentenced to two executions, 25 years in prison, 174 lashes and monetary fines. NCRI added: Another prisoner was hanged in North Khorasan province. According to the state-run Fars news agency, the unnamed individual was arrested in Shirvan.

Three young Balouchis are facing execution

HRANA reported that three young Balouchis named: Nasser Shahbakhsh, La’al Mohammad Shahbakhsh and Khaled Shahbkash who haved been arrested and charged with having connections with an armed political group, are facing executions. According to HRANA, reporting from “Balouchestan Human Rights Activists” these individuals, mainly having been related with “Haaj Khodabakhsh Shahbakh”, the leader of an armed political group opposed to the regime, who was detained six months ago, are facing executions. Following repeated struggles, Nasser’s family have been able to visit with him in jail, and found him in a very grave conditifon. They declared that due to having been treated harsh and having kept him in unsuitable location, Nasser has developed severe breathing problems. Along with the family of the other two detainees, Nasser’s family are concerned that their fate will come down to the same as one of the relatives of (Shir Mohammad Shahbakhsh) who was arrested simultaneously with these three and died under torture in Zahedan intelligence detention center.

Human Rights activist Shiva Nazar-Ahari sentenced to 6 years in prison and 76 Lashes

The 26th Branch of the Revolutionary Court issued its verdict against Shiva Nazar Ahari. Shiva Nazar Ahari, journalist and human rights activist was sentenced to 76 lashings and 6 years imprisonment at Izeh prison a remote city in province of Kurdistan, by the Revolutionary Court’s 26th branch under the supervision of Judge Pir Abassi. This 26 year old human rights activist who has been incarcerated in Evin prison for a year was sentenced by the court with charges of being a Mohareb (Enemy of God), colluding against the national security of the country, disturbing public order and propaganda against the regime. Shiva Nazar Ahari, journalist and member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, has spent more than 100 days in solitary confinement during her one year imprisonment. She was arrested in 2009 and transferred to Evin prison one day after the controversial elections. Nazar Ahari was later temporarily released after 3 months on a twenty thousand dollar bail. She was rearrested and sent to prison on December 20th, 2009 on her way to attending the funeral services being held for Ayatollah Montazeri in the city of Qom. Nazar Ahari was recently granted temporary release from jail based on a fifty thousand dollar bail.