Qesas Archives - KHRN

September 26, 2017

Four Detainees Transferred to Solitary Confinement for Execution in Orumiyeh Central Prison

Four prisoners sentenced to execution charged with murder were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement in Orumiyeh Central prison from various wards in preparation for execution on Sept 25, 2017. Kudistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has identified these four detainees as Ghader Mohammad Hassan from Bukan from the Psychotherapist's Ward, Naeb Abbaspour from Orumieh ward-3-4, Javad Kheiri, from ward 15 and Muslim Tamarkhani from Psychotherapist’s ward...

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May 23, 2017

Execution of Kurdish prisoner in Iran halts after protest

The authorities of Sanandaj Central Prison temporarily halted the execution of a Kurdish death row prisoner on 23 May after his family members and human rights activists held a protest outside the prison. The Kurdish death row prisoner, Hemen Mostafaei, 27, was taken to the prison’s solitary confinement cells in preparation for his execution, but the prison authorities agreed to the demand of his family...

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January 12, 2017

Kurdish death row prisoner writes open letter to UN Special Rapporteur

Kamal Ahmadnejad, a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death by virtue of Qesas law (Eye for an Eye), has written an open-letter to human rights organisations and to the UN Special Rapporteur for human rights issues in Iran about the tortures he underwent and the fabricated forced confessions he had to make on Iranian Press TV. A reliable source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network that...

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November 9, 2016

Kurdish juvenile offender at imminent risk of execution in Iran

The authorities of Sanandaj Central Prison have told Kurdish juvenile offender Hemen Oraminejad that he is now at imminent risk of execution, an activist said. Oraminejad was arrested and sentenced to death under Iran’s 'Qesas law' (an eye for an eye) when he was a teenager. According to an activist who spoke with Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), Oraminejad was “called for a meeting a few...

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May 15, 2016

Two Kurdish brothers at imminent risk of execution in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has received disturbing news on fate of two Kurdish brothers who are prisoners and they are at imminent risk of execution at an Iranian prison One of them suffers from serious spinal column damage and his brother was a juvenile when he was arrested. KHRN would like to share the following important information with international public opinion and human rights...

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