Anwar Khezri Archives - KHRN

February 12, 2020

Iranian Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence Against Seven Kurdish Sunni Prisoners

The death sentence against seven Kurdish Sunni prisoners of conscience Anwar Khezri, Kamran Shekhe, Khosro Besharat, Dawoud Abdollahi, Farhad Salimi, Qasem Abasteh and Ayoub Karimi was upheld by the Branch 41 of Supreme Court. The verdict was formally communicated to Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabai, their lawyer, on Monday, February 3, sources told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).  They were sentenced to death by Branch...

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April 24, 2019

Four Sunni Kurdish Prisoners Transferred From Rajaee Shahr to Mahabad Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN): Four Kurdish religious prisoners - Anwar Khezri, Ayoub Karimi, Qasem Abasteh, and Dawood Abdollahi- were transferred from Karaj Prison to the Mahabad Prison for trial at the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mahabad on Apr 20, 2019. KHRN has been informed that these prisoners had been transferred to Mahabad Prison to be prosecuted for the murder of a Sunni cleric called “Abdul...

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March 7, 2019

Anwar Khezri’s Letter of Sorrow: From Suicide at the Intelligence Ministry Prison to Death Sentence in a Five-Minute Trial

Anwar Khezri, the Kurdish religious prisoner who has been detained for more than 9 years at the Rajayshahr Prison of Karaj, has written an open letter about his attempt to commit suicide when interrogated at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Orumiyeh in protest to being under physical and psychological torture. He was sentenced to death at Branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court headed...

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