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Iranian political prisoner to be hanged on Sunday

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 24, 2010

Habibollah Latifi, a Kurdish-Iranian political prisoner is to be executed in Iran on Sunday for the charge of “enmity against God.”

Iranian judicial authorities have issued the execution order and informed his lawyer, Saleh Nikbakht that the order will be carried out on Sunday, December 26.

Kurdistan Human Rights Organization has expressed grave concern over Latifi’s imminent execution and in a statement has called on all human rights organizations and international bodies as well as social activists to make every effort to save Latifi who is now in Sanandaj Prison.

Rawa News reports that Saleh Nikbakht has announced that the only avenue left to him is to apply for a pardon.

Amnesty International which had already reported that Latifi is in imminent danger of execution since he has been transferred to solitary confinement reported that Latifi, a law student at Ilam Open University was sentenced to death in a court behind closed doors without the presence of his lawyer. He is accused of membership in Pezhak organization, a Kurdish separatist group.

17 prisoners are currently in imminent danger of execution in Iran. The execution of Farzad Kamangar along with four other prisoners last May led to a general strike in Kurdistan protesting the executions.


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  1. Bjarne Kim Pedersen said, on December 24, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Cut the rope I

    cut the rope from
    the neck of the convicted
    and bind the judge

    Cut the rope II

    put the judges to court
    and give them a fair trial
    for their death sentences

    Cut the rope III

    life is sacred
    no one may steal the right
    to breathe freely

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