Another Kurdish political prisoner was executed!

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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!

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3 Responses to Another Kurdish political prisoner was executed!

  1. this is fals. Fasih Yasamani is PJAK. not PDKI—
    For exampel see:
    http://www.hra-iran.org
    or
    http://www.kmmk.info

  2. After Ehsan Fatahiyan another Activist Fasih Yasamani has been Executed

    By Sayeh Hassan Wednesday, January 6, 2010
    This morning at 4 am a Kurdish political prisoner Fasih Yasamani was executed by hanging. The authorities have told the Yasamani family that they will not receive the body of Fasih Yasamani and that they will be informed of his place of burial after 6 months.

    Mr. Yasamani was 28 years old and had the birth certificate number 613 and was the resident of “Hendvaneh” village close to the city of Khoy in the Azarbaijan Province.

    He was charged by the Ministry of Intelligence and convicted of being a “Mohareb” (enemy of God) for his involvement in the PJAK Party.

    The first branch of the Revolutionary Court in the city of Khoy sentenced him to death. In the tenth branch of the Appeal Court in the Province of Azarbaijan his death sentence was upheld. His case number was 870975/87/10.

    He was arrested in 2007 along with his 65 years old father Mr. Hossein Yasamani who was eventually sentenced to two (2) years of imprisonment.

    It must be noted that there was no evidence against Mr. Yasamani, except what was in the hands of the Ministry of Intelligence. He had told his lawyer on numerous occasions that he had “confessed” under torture.

    It must be further noted that on November 11th 2009 another political prisoner Mr. Ehsan Fatahiyan was executed in the Central Prison in Sanandaj and Mr. Yasamani is the second political prisoner to be executed in the past two months. This has caused great concern among the families of political prisoners as well as human rights activists.

    There are currently 17 other Kurdish political prisoners who are awaiting execution.

    1. Ms. Zeynab Jalaliyan
    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

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