Breathing in Confinement


Additional Information / The Number of Executed Sunni Prisoners Reached to 25


Category: executions، religious minorities

Breathing in Confinement – The number of executed Sunni prisoners reached to 25.

According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Defenders Association, 25 of the 36 people who had been transferred from ward 10 in Rajai Shahr to solitary confinements were executed.

This source has announced the names of the executed prisoners as:

Kaveh Veisi, Taleb Maleki, Behrooz Shahnazari, Kaveh Sharifi, Arash Sharifi, Keivan Momeni Fard, Veria Ghaderi, Alem Barmashti, Bahman Rahimi, Mokhtar Rahimi, Yavar Rahimi, Shahoo Ebrahimi, Omid Peivand, Edris Nemati, Ahmad Nasiri, Farzad Honarjo, Amjad Salehi, Mohammad Gharibi, Shahram Ahmadi, Keivan Karimi, Omid Mahmoodi, Poria Mohammadi along with Hekmat Eraghi, Hamzeh Eraghi, and Ali Eraghi.

This is while, the security forces, plainclothes and masked officers, under the strictest security conditions buried the body of prisoners in Section 305 of Behesht Zahra and prevented their families from attending the burial.

“Breathing in Confinement,” had previously announced the execution of at least 16 Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.

However, the officials of Islamic Republic have released contradictory news regarding the number and location of the execution of these prisoners.

The Judiciary of Kurdistan Province released a statement and announced the execution of several members of a “Takfiri” group and claimed that they had been executed in Sanandaj.

This statement said that the executed prisoners had murdered Molla Mohammad Sheikholeslam and Borhan Aali, however in February 2015, 6 other Kurdish prisoners of conscience, namely Jamshid Dehghani, Jahangir Dehghani, Hadi Hosseini, Kamal Molaei, Sadigh Mohammadi, and Hamed Ahmadi were executed for the same accusation.

The Prosecutor General also told in an interview with Radio Payam that “20 prisoners” had been executed.