IRAN: THREE KURDISH POLITICAL PRISONERS SENTENCED TO DEATH CHARGED WITH ‘ENMITY AGAINST GOD’
10 aprile 2015: Three Kurdish political prisoners have been tried and sentenced to death as a result of a trial held in the Mahabad revolutionary court on charge of ‘enmity against God’, a source said, adding that the verdicts refer to plotting a bomb campaign and being a member of Komalah, a banned Kurdish political party in Iran.
“On Tuesday, April 7, Saber Sheikh Abdollah, Hossein Osmani and Diako Rasoulzadeh were summoned by a warrant to the enforcement office of Orumiyeh Prison to receive their death sentences issued by Judge Ahmad Javadi Kia in the Mahabad revolutionary court. However, Hossein Osmani rejected to sign the proclamation.”
The source stated that Hossein Osmani and Diako Rasoulzade were arrested on March 3, 2014 and Saber Sheikh Abdullah was arrested 12 days later in Mahabad. Afterward, three of them were transferred to the detention facility of Orumiyeh intelligence office. There they were tortured into signing a confession to the bomb attack that was carried out in September of 2010 in Mahabad.
The heavy torture sessions in the first three months of their imprisonment, forced all of them to sign the confession and admit it in a TV program.
The Iranian Press TV channel streamed the recorded confession of these three Kurds in August of 2014. (Sources: kurdistanhumanrights.org, 10/04/2015)