A prisoners, sentenced to execution on the charge of “premeditated murder”,” was hanged at Mahabad prison on December 7, local informed sources told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).
Kamal Asghari, 23, from Mahabad was arrested 3 years ago on charges of premeditated murder and sentenced to “retribution”(execution).
This prisoner from Mahabad was arrested in September 2017 along with Daniel Diwani, Azar and Daniel Zein al-Abedin on the charge of the premeditated murder of Sadegh Barmaki. He was sentenced to death by the Mahabad Criminal Court. This sentence was upheld in November 2018 by Branch 37 of the Supreme Court.
Daniel Zein al-Abedin, one of the defendants in this case who was under the age of 18 at the time of his arrest, died in April during a riot in Mahabad Prison as a result of torture by security forces in the prison.The other defendant in this case, Daniel Diwani-Azar, had been reportedly transferred to Miandoab prison and his death sentence was set for Wednesday, December 09.