Mehdi Shahivand Archives - KHRN

June 24, 2024

Judiciary officials threaten prisoners with execution of amputation sentences

Senior Iranian judiciary officials have threatened to execute the amputation sentences of four prisoners at Orumiyeh Central Prison in West Azerbaijan Province, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. During a recent visit, Nasser Atbati, the Director General of the Judiciary of West Azerbaijan Province, and Majidi, the Prosecutor of Orumiyeh, met with the prisoners Hadi Rostami, Mehdi Shahivand, Mehdi Sharifian, and Kasra Karami,...

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June 13, 2022

Concerns grow over risk of hand amputation for eight prisoners

In a joint report published on 10 June, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) and the Abdorrahman Boroumand Centre for Human Rights in Iran (ABC) emphasised the imminent risk of finger amputation of at least eight prisoners in Tehran According to the latest reports received from the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary, at least seven prisoners sentenced to amputation of four fingers of their right hands...

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June 10, 2022

Risk of Imminent Hand Amputation for Eight Convicted of Theft

Eight men convicted of theft and presently held at Greater Tehran Prison are at imminent risk of finger amputation, according to information received by Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran (ABC) and Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The eight include Hadi Rostami, Mehdi Shahivand, and Mehdi Sharafian, transferred from Orumieh Central Prison.[1] Another has been identified as Yaghoub Fazeli.[2] Amputation is a cruel,...

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June 8, 2022

Tehran: Eight prisoners at risk of amputation of fingers

Some eight prisoners in the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary were summoned today in order to be transferred to another prison for the amputation of their fingers. These prisoners were previously sentenced to amputation of four fingers of their right hands over "theft". However, due to unknown reasons, their transfer has been postponed to another date. As their sentences have been finalised, the prisoners face the risk of...

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June 4, 2022

Tehran: Prisoners promised by officials end hunger strike

Hadi Rostami and Mehdi Shahivand, two prisoners sentenced to amputation of four fingers of their right hands over "theft", ended their hunger strike in Tehran prison on 2 June following promises from prison and court officials. The two prisoners had gone on a hunger strike on 29 May to protest against their transfer from Orumiyeh Central Prison to the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary and the...

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May 30, 2022

Tehran: Prisoners facing amputation risk go on hunger strike

Prisoners Hadi Rostami and Mehdi Shahivand, who were previously convicted of amputation of four fingers of their right hands over “theft”, went on a hunger strike on 29 May to protest against their transfer from Orumiyeh prison to Tehran prison. The two prisoners handed over a letter to the guards of the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary, announcing their hunger strike. On May 15, Rostami and his...

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May 19, 2022

Prisoners face amputation risk in Iran’s capital

Prisoners Hadi Rostami, Mehdi Sharafian, and Mehdi Shahivand, who were previously sentenced to amputation of four fingers of their right hand over "theft", have been transferred to the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary on 15 May for the execution of their sentences. Reportedly, Rostami met with the Public Prosecutor of Orumiyeh during his visit to the prison last week and asked him to determine the status...

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September 10, 2020

The Supreme Court upheld the Amputation Sentence of Four Prisoners

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the amputation sentence of four fingers of the right hand" of three prisoners accused of robbery at Orumiyeh Central Prison, -Hadi Rostami, Mehdi Sharafian and Mehdi Shahivand- was approved by the Supreme Court and sent to the Orumiyeh Enforcement Office to be executed. According to the indictments filed by Branch 13 of the Supreme Court, headed...

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