IRAN HANGS POLITICAL PRISONER MOHAMMAD ABDOLLAHI AND FIVE OTHER PRISONERS
August 9, 2016: Iran executed political prisoner Mohammad Abdollahi and five other prisoners in a jail in Orumieh (Urmia), north-west Iran.
Mohammad Abdollahi, 35, a Kurdish political prisoner from Bukan, was arrested in March 2011 in Mahabad by the regime's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) intelligence unit and was sentenced to death on the charge of âMoharebehâ (waging war against God). He began a hunger strike on May 29 which lasted 32 days to protest his unjust sentence.
The five ordinary prisoners who were hanged alongside Mr. Abdollahi were identified as Jahangir Razavi-Zadeh, Kamran Pourfat, Towhid Pour-Mehdi, Amir Azizi and Gabriel Canâani.
Mr. Razavi-Zadeh's wife, Parisa Hatami, is at imminent risk of execution. (Source: NCRI August 9, 2016)