Sunni Kurdish prisoners Archives - KHRN

January 23, 2024

Iran executes Sunni Kurdish cleric after 14 years in prison

Farhad Salimi, a 43-year-old Sunni Kurdish cleric and prisoner of conscience, was executed today at Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj, Alborz Province, after 14 years behind bars. Salimi, from Saqqez, Kurdistan Province, was executed on charges of "spreading corruption on earth" (efsad-e fel arz) without prior notice and without the opportunity for a final meeting with his family. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned...

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February 9, 2019

Three Religious Prisoners on Hunger Strike at Zahedan and Rajae Shahr Prisons

Abubakr Rostami, a Kurdish political prisoner on death row in Zahedan prison, began hunger strike after being transferred to the quarantine. Moreover, Tohid Qureishi and Hamza Darwish, two prisoners of conscience detained in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj who had been transferred to a solitary confinement cell after being attacked by security forces on Monday, have gone on hunger strike. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN)...

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September 30, 2017

Three Sunni Kurdish Prisoners End Hunger Strikes in Orumiyeh Prison

On May 27, three political Kurdish prisoners ended their hunger strike in Orumiyeh prison after prison authorities promised to pay attention to their request. "On Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017, three Sunni Kurdish prisoners including Kamran Shikhe, Khosrow Basharat and Anwar Khezri were transferred from Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj to the Orumiyeh Central Prison for attendance in their court hearing. These prisoners went on hunger...

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