Kamran Sheikheh Archives - KHRN

May 16, 2024

Kurdish prisoner of conscience moved to solitary for execution

Kamran Sheikheh, a Kurdish prisoner of conscience sentenced to death, was today transferred to solitary confinement in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj, Alborz Province, raising concerns about the imminent execution of his sentence. The transfer came a day after one of his co-defendants, Khosrow Besharat, was executed after spending two weeks in solitary confinement in the same facility. Over the past few months, six of Sheikheh's...

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January 25, 2024

Three Kurdish prisoners of conscience at imminent risk of execution

Kurdish prisoners of conscience Anvar Khezri, Kamran Sheikheh and Khosrow Besharat face imminent execution in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj, Alborz Province, following the execution of four of their co-defendants in recent months on charges of "spreading corruption on earth" (efsad-e fel arz). The three death row prisoners who have been imprisoned for 14 years, have been on hunger strike since 3 January following the...

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January 16, 2024

Imminent execution threat for nine Kurdish prisoners of conscience in Iran

Some nine Kurdish political and religious prisoners are currently facing imminent execution in prisons in Karaj, Alborz Province, and Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, as well as in an undisclosed detention centre. The identities of these individuals are Kamran Sheikheh, Khosrow Besharat, Farhad Salimi, Anvar Khezri, Pezhman Fatehi, Vafa Azarbar, Mohsen Mazloum, Mohammad Faramarzi, and Reza Rasaei. These prisoners were sentenced to death during unfair trials on charges...

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January 11, 2024

Hunger-striking Kurdish prisoners of conscience protest executions

Sunni Kurdish prisoners of conscience Farhad Salimi, Anvar Khezri, Khosrow Besharat and Kamran Sheikheh went on hunger strike on 3 January in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj, Alborz Province, following the execution of their co-defendant Davoud Abdollahi and the threat of their own imminent execution. These prisoners, along with at least ten other prisoners of conscience, are being held in isolation and without basic facilities...

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November 30, 2023

Five Kurdish prisoners of conscience at imminent risk of execution

Kurdish prisoners of conscience Anvar Khezri, Kamran Sheikheh, Khosrow Besharat, Davoud Abdollahi, and Farhad Salimi face imminent execution in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj, Alborz Province, after spending 14 years in prison on charges of "spreading corruption on earth" (efsad-e fel arz). The executions of two of their co-defendants, Ghassem Abasteh and Ayoub Karimi on 5 and 29 November, respectively, have sparked concerns about the...

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Kamran SheikhehRajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

Kurdish Sunni civilian

Detention date: 7 December 2009

Charged with: Spreading corruption on earth and killing a soldier in Mahabad

Sentence: Retribution in kind and the death penalty

Current status: Imprisoned in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

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