Amnesty International said in a statement that several Sunni Kurdish prisoners, Anwar Khezri, Ayub Karimi, Davood Abdullahi, Farhad Salimi, Qasem Abasteh, Kamran Sheikh and Khosrow Besharat, were at risk of execution in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj.
A statement from the human rights group said: “Following unfair trials in which a judge barred their lawyers from defending their rights, in June 2019, Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran charged them with” corruption on earth “and related crimes. National Security were sentenced to death. After being arrested between mid-December 2009 and early February 2010 in West Azerbaijan Province, the seven were transferred to a Ministry of Intelligence detention center in Urmia and charged with membership in “Salafi groups,” a charge the individual denies.
Amnesty International reports that there have been numerous serious violations of the rules of fair trial in the case of these detainees and called on the Iranian authorities to “abolish the sentences and death sentences of these detainees and allow a fair and retrial without resorting to the death penalty.” “.
The human rights group described the torture of detainees by security agents during interrogation in Ministry of Intelligence detention centers, four of whom referred to it in open letters, and stressed that “confessions” were obtained during the retrial. Judicial authorities should ensure that allegations of torture of detainees are dealt with effectively and independently, and that those suspected of involvement in torture are brought to justice in a fair trial.