Thirteen Kurdish prisoners in Iran face death for political reasons


Campaign in Support of Kurdish Political Prisoners Launched by Women of Azarmehr – Due to the recent assassinations of prominent Islamic Regime Agents in the Iranian Kurdistan, and in particular in the city of Sanandaj the government has imposed an atmosphere of martial law and a much more serious crackdown on Kurdish activists and dissidents.

There has also been a new wave or arrests of Kurdish political and social activists, along with a further crack down on current political prisoners in the Sanandaj Prison. In the past month at least three prisoners in Sanandaj have been exiled to prisons in other provinces without a court order and without the notification of their families.

Azarmehr Association of Women of Kurdistan (Women of Azarmehr) is extremely concerned about the current crack down and new wave of arrests of dissidents as well as the crackdown on political prisoners, and feels that there is an increased chance of execution of political prisoners being carried out in the very near future.

Women of Azarmehr have come together with concerned mothers, sisters and wives of political prisoners as well as a number of other organizations including “The Committee of Families of Kurdish Political Prisoners,” and “Kurdish Anti-Genocide organization and launched a campaign in support of Kurdish political prisoners who currently face execution.

The goal of this campaign is to put an end to the death penalty and the freedom of all political prisoners.

Currently there are 13 Kurdish political prisoners who are facing the death penalty.

1. Ms. Zeynab Jalaliyan
2. Ehsan Fatahiyan
3. Habib Latifi
4. Shirkuh Moarefi
5. Ramezan Ahmad
6. Farha Chalesh
7. Rostam Arkiya
8. Fazih Yasamini
9. Rashid Akhkandi
10. Ali Heydariyan
11. Farhad Vakili
12. Hossein Khazari
13. Farzad Kamangar

Report translated by Iranian activist, Sayeh Hassan