In his testimony at the revolutionary court, Mr. Yarsamani stated that confessions were extracted via torture and there were no evidence of his political involvement and the charges were baseless. According to some sources he was charged with being a member of PJAK, and other reports claim that his membership with Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan
By: Sharif Behruz
According to reports from inside Iran, and in particular news released from the “Organization Agianst Executions in Kurdistan“, Fasih Yasamani was executed early Wednesday morning, January 6, 2010 in the city of Khoy in the West Azerbijan Province.
Mr. Yasamani was 28 years old and was the resident of “Hendvaneh” village close to the city of Khoy in the West Azarbaijan Province.
He was arrested two years ago along along with his father in their home village. Following interrogations and subsequent trials, he was charged with “Moharebe” or “Enemy of God” by the revolutionary court, an offence that carries a death sentense punishment under the Iranian Islamic Sharia law. His father was also sentenced to a two year in prison term by the revolutionary court..
The regime’s General Prosecutor did not allow Mr. Yasamani’s lawyer to participate in the court proceedings; furthermore, following his execution, his family asked the Prosecutor’s office for his body to be returned to the family, and the prosecutor office told the family that they will know about their son’s grave in 6 months.
In his testimony at the revolutionary court, Mr. Yarsamani stated that confessions were extracted via torture and there were no evidence of his political involvment and the charges were baseless. According to some sources he was charged with being a member of PJAK, and other reports claim that his membership with Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan ; either way, he was alleged to have been a member of armed Kurdish opposition group, and a similar sentence was carried out against Ehsan Fatahian in the city of Sanandaj on November 11, 2009.
According to the personal blog of human right activist and lawyer, Sayeh Hasan “This has caused great concern among the families of political prisoners as well as human rights activists.”
Kurdistan Mediasite also reported the execution of Fasih Yasamani, but this official site of Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan according to Kurdistan News Agency only stated that “his charge was his affiliation and collaboration with a Kurdish opposition group” without referring to Mr. Yasamani as a member of the PDKI.
Regardless of the regime’s charges and allegation against Fasih Yasamani and other prisoners of consciousness, this is a clear indication of regime’s resolve to carry on with its extermination policy of its opponents, in particular prisoners charged with activism for Kurdish rights.
The Islamist regime in Iran has staged a large scale crack down on its dissidents all over Iran especially following the latest street protest and mass public uproar against the regime. The regime carries out these executions in the areas belonging to national minorities knowing that the domestic and international public opinion is heavily focused on the arrest and prosecution of protesters and dissidents in the centre of the country.
There are currently 17 other Kurdish political prisoners who are awaiting execution, and there are reasonable concerns that their death sentenses might be carried out very soon: 1. Ms. Zeynab Jalaliyann 2. Habibollah Latifi 3. Shirkoh Moarefi 4. Farhad Vakili 5. Farzad Kamangar 6. Ali Heydariyan 7. Hossein Khazari 8. Rashid Akhkandi 9. Mohammad Amin Agushi 10. Ahmad Pouladkhani 11. Saeed Sami Hosseini 12. Saeed Jamel Mohammadi 13. Rostam Arkiya 14. Mostafa Salimi 15.Anwar Rostami 16. Hassan Talai 17. Iraj Mohammadi
May God bless his soul and bring peace, justice and freedom to Iran!