|A rare photo of group execution of 59 Kurds by the IRGC |
(Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps) in Dec. 1980
According to the reports received by the “Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran” (HRDAI), at least 7 Kurd Sunni fellow prisoners of conscience were hanged in Ghezelhesar prison of Karaj.
On Thursday, December 27, 2012, at least 7 Kurd Sunni fellow inmates, most of them from Sanandaj (the capital of Kurdistan Province, Iran) were executed in courtyard of Ghezelhesar Karaj prison.
On Wednesday, December 26, 2012, some 12 Kurd Sunni fellow prisoners of conscience were transferred into the solitary confinements to put their inhuman and medieval decree of death sentence into effect; seven of them were hanged and the rest were returned back to their cells.
The Sunni prisoners of conscience had long been exiled into the solitary confinements of hall 9 of Ghezelhesar Karaj prison from Gohardasht Karaj prison and were deprived of the right of having contacts with other prisoners and their families until the moment they were executed.
Mullahs’ regime some time ago started making preparations for legitimating of broad executions through filmed faked histrionics of grabbing and sending such footage to Persian TVs and uploading them onto the YouTube. HRDAI has warned before of the regime’s intent to commit such widespread executions during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran condemns the group execution of at least 7 Kurd Sunni fellow prisoners of conscience in Gezelhesar Karaj prison. We urge the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and other international authorities to refer the Mullah Ali Khamenei’s dossier to the international courts for ending violations of human rights and crime against humanity in Iran.
Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran
December 28, 2012
The above report was sent to the following organizations:
-UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
-UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
-UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights
-UN Special Rapporteur on arbitrary executions-Amnesty International