IRAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ALLEGED PDKI CONNECTIONS
September 25, 2018:
Iranian judiciary authorities on September 23, 2018 issued the death penalty to a Kurdish inmate over political activities and alleged membership in a Kurdish party. (Sources: unpo.org, 24/09/2018)
Mohiaddin Ebrahimi, 40, was found guilty by a court in Urmiyeh, Western Azarbaijan province, of cooperating with the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI).
Ebrahimi was tried on 20 August, and the sentence was announced on 23 September. He is originally from Alkawe village of Shno (Oshnaviyeh) district of Western Azarbaijan province.
According to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, Ebrahimi did not have access to a lawyer.
He was a porter, carrying goods on the border area in November 2017 when the security forces injured and arrested him. He was previously in 2010 held for 14 months in prison for alleged cooperation with the Kurdish opposition parties.