- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On February 24, 2015
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- Ali and Habibollah Afshari, execution, Iran, Saman Nasim
See statement of International Committee against Execution below:
On Friday, February 20th the Afshari family was informed that these two political prisoners, Ali Afshari and Habibollah Afshari were hanged on Thursday morning.
ICAE News Agency: Within the past two days, six political prisoners who were on death row were transferred to an unknown location and the news of execution of two of them was confirmed this morning.
The agents of the Ministry of Information instructed the Afshari family to conduct the memorial services quietly so that it does not attract any attention.
This is happening while there is no news of Saman Nasim’s conditions. In conversation with ICAE News Agency, the attorney and family of Saman Nasim announced that they still have no knowledge of his conditions. There is unconfirmed news that saman Nasim has been executed.
It should be mentioned that there is also no news of the conditions of three other prisoners, named Younes Aghayat, Sirvan Najavi and Ebrahim Shapoori who on Wednesday February 18th were transferred to an unknown location together with Saman Nasim, Ali Afshari and Habib Afshari.
Born in 1980, Ali Afshari and his brother Habibollah Afshari who was born in 1987 were from the village of Googajloo Habilbeh, outside the city of Mahabad. They were arrested in early 2011, by the Revolutionary Guards and the agents of the Ministry of Information in the cities of Bookan and Mahabad.
After 75 days of continuous interrogations and physical and psychological tortures at the Ministry of Information’s detention centers in Mahabad and Urumiyyeh, they were first transferred to the Central Prioson of Urumiyyeh and in December of the same years, were sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of Mahabad. Their charges were combatting through propaganda activities and membership in Koomeleh (an anti-government Kurdish party). Their sentence was upheld by branch 32 of the Supreme Court in August 2012.
Saman Nasim was arrested at age 17, on July 15, 2011. Charged with combatting the Regime, he was sentenced to death at branch 1 of Mahabad’s Revolutionary Court. His sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court.
Saman Nasim was born in September of 1994 in the City of Marivan from the Province of Kurdistan. Only 17 years old, he was detained on July 17, 2011 during clashes between the Revolutionary Guards and a number of people from the Kurdish Pejak Party (a group against the Regime), near Sardasht border. For two months he was held in solitary confinement at the Ministry of Information’s detention center in Mahabad. After interrogations and tortures he was later transferred to Mahabad Prison
Later, he was sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of Mahabad charged with combatting the Regime through membership in “Free Life of Kurdistan” Party (Pejak). In December 2013, his sentence was upheld by the appeals court of Western Azarbaijan Province and branch 32 of the Supreme Court.
Secretariat of the International Committee Against Execution