Sunni Kurdish Priosners Archives - KHRN

August 2, 2020

Four Years Passed: Details of Enforcing the Execution of 25 Sunni Kurdish Prisoners in an Interview with one of their Cell-mates

On the fourth anniversary of execution of 25 Sunni Kurdish prisoners in Rajaishahr Prison of Karaj, Kurdistan Human Rights Network publishes an interview with the Sunni prisoners at this prison regarding the details of enforcing the executions on 2nd August 2016. Sunni Kurds prisoner explains mass execution of fellow Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison on 2 August 2016. It was in October 2015 when the...

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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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February 8, 2019

The Ward of Sunni Prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison Violently Raided by Special Guard

Following the attempt of Sunni prisoners to prevent the transfer of Tohid Ghoreishi to the court, Special Guard forces targeted the prisoners in hall 21 in ward 7 at Rajai Shahr Prison by tear gas while beating them and transferring some of the prisoners to solitary confinement cells. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that. following the refusal of Tawhid Qureshi to attend...

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February 6, 2019

Special Report: 40 Sunni Prisoners Pressured to Make False Confessions in TV Documentary

According to the information obtained by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), more than 40 Sunni civilians in various cities of Kurdistan have been arrested by security forces on charges of religious activities during the past seven months. These people from Sanandaj, Kamyaran, Marivan, Baneh and Saqqez are all currently being held at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj. A number of these detainees...

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January 22, 2019

Concerns Over Fate of a Kurdish Prisoner after Being Transferred to Intelligence Detention Centre

Although three weeks has passed since the transfer of Nameq Deldel, a Kurdish Sunni prisoner, from Rajaee Shahr prison in Karaj to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj, there is still no information about his fate despite his family's repeated enquiries. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that this Sunni prisoner was spontaneity transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre...

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August 29, 2017

Iran: A Sunni Kurdish Prisoner Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

Yesterday,The Rajaee Shahr prison authorities in Karaj confirmed the news about execution of Seyed Jamal Mousavi, the "Sunni Kurdish prisoner” from the city of Sanadaj while announcing that his body has been handed over to security forces. According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Human Rights Network, after several days of uncertainty about the fate of Seyyed Jamal Mousavi, authorities of Raja'i Shahr prison in Karaj...

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June 12, 2017

A Sunni Kurdish Prisoner in Critical Health Condition

Abdullah Shariati, the Sunni prisoner denied medical care and medical leave (furlough) in his sixth years of his imprisonment and He has faced severe health and physical issues during detention. A source close to Shariati family told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): It is Almost three years that Abdullah is suffering from numerous diseases like asthma, herniated disc, ruptured cervical disc, as well as hemorrhoids...

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May 29, 2017

17 Sunni Kurdish prisoners End Hunger Strikes in Orumiyeh Prison After 3 Days

On May 27, 17 Sunni, Kurdish prisoners ended a 3-day hunger strikes in Orumiyeh prison by threats and promises of authorities in Prison. They have been on hunger strike to protest against the lack of “Crime Based Wards Separation” rule in Orumiyeh prison. An informed source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that these prisoners have been held in ward number 3-4 and 2 (Ward...

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