URGENT-Kurdish Activist Ehsan Fatahiyan to be Executed Wednesday

Sayeh Hassan
by Sayeh Hassan

The death sentence of Ehsan Fatahiyan, a 27 years old Kurdish activist is set to be carried out on Wednesday November 11th 2009. A letter was written by the Judiciary to the Court in Sanandaj confirming the date of Mr. Fatahiyan’s execution on November 11th 2009.

Further Mr. Fatahiyan’s lawyer has been informed of this date and has been summoned to the Sanandaj prison on that day to watch the execution of Mr. Fatahiyan. According to Mr. Fatahiyan’s family, he is being executed because the Regime considers him one of the key figures of the recent anti-Regime uprising in the city of Kamyaran. It must be noted that Mr. Fatahiyan has been in prison for the past 18 months.

Mr. Fatahiyan is 27 years old and was born in the city of Kermanshah, but resided in the city of Sanandaj. While in solitary confinement Mr. Fatahiyan was subjected to severe torture in order to obtain a false confession, however even under those harsh circumstances Mr. Fatahiyan has never confessed to carrying arms or being involved in an armed struggle. To this day Mr. Fatahiyan has maintained that he has never carried arms and has never been involved in armed struggle. He believes his death sentence has political reasons.

Mr. Fatahiyan was convicted of the charge of being a “Mohareb” (enemy of god) and originally sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment, however on appeal the death sentence was imposed.

As Mr. Fatahiyan is in the imminent danger of execution I urge all human rights activists and international human rights organizations to take up his case and to help save him from execution. Tomorrow might be too late, let’s not lose another innocent young man in the gallows of the barbaric Islamic Regime.

Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran


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Mona 19

Dear Sayeh

by Mona 19 on

Thanks for the original source(link)...you're right sometimes they mention their sources, and other times they don't...I hope and pray for Ehsan safe and swift release.

Kind Regards,Mona 



When I read about this poor

by TheMrs on

When I read about this poor soul this morning on an iranian site, I got sick. I literally had to rush to the bathroom at work and vomit. I hope he gets some help. Although I doubt he will.

Darius Kadivar


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by yolanda on

Hopefully, you will have good news instead of bad news for us on Wednesday. I will have Wednesday off and I will come back here & check it.

Thank you for your loving-kindness!



by oktaby on

Beutiful composition he makes:  چراکه آشنایی ست دیرینه به این ملت و سرزمین


Ali Lakani


by Ali Lakani on

Thank you.

Sayeh Hassan

Mona jan Ehsan's letter

by Sayeh Hassan on

Mona jan Ehsan's letter was originally sent to  the Committee of the Families of the Kurdish Political Prisoners  

 //www.wireyzindan.blogsky.com/1388/08/18/post-127/  Faalane hughe bashar va democracy hamishe matlabaye goruhaye digaro copy mikonan va be esme khodeshun paksh mikonan.  Lotfan as source origional estefade konim.

Sayeh Hassan


Mona 19


by Mona 19 on

احسان فتاحیان زندانی سیاسی محکوم به اعدام  طی رنجنامه ای که به مجموعه فعالان حقوق بشر در ایران ارسال نموده است وضعیت خود را چنین شرح میدهد :

واپسین شعاع آفتاب شبانگاهی
نشان دهنده ی راهی ست که خواهان در نوشتن آنم
خش خش برگ ها زیر قدم هایم
میگوید : بگذار تا فرو افتی
آنگاه راه آزادی را باز خواهی یافت.

هرگز از مرگ نهراسیده ام , حتی اکنون که آن را در قریب ترین فضا و صمیمانه ترین زمان , در کنار خویش حس میکنم. آن را میبویم و بازش میشناسم , چراکه آشنایی ست دیرینه به این ملت و سرزمین. نه با مرگ که با دلایل مرگ سر صحبت دارم , اکنون که " تاوان " دگردیسی یافته و به طلب حق و آزادی ترجمه اش نموده اند , آیا میتوان باکی از عاقبت و سرانجام داشت؟ " ما "  ای که از سوی "آنان " به مرگ محکوم شده ایم در طلب یافتن روزنه ای به سوی یک جهان بهتر و عاری از حق کشی در تلاش بوده ایم , آیا آنان نیز به کرده ی خود واقف اند؟


رنجنامه احسان فتاحیان، زندانی سیاسی در آستانه اعدام


Shifteh Ansari

I signed it.  Thank you for

by Shifteh Ansari on

I signed it.  Thank you for the information.


Thanks Sayeh

by benross on

I was about to ask where I should sign the petition when I first read your blog. Then I noticed your follow-up post the next time. I did my part.

Paymaneh Amiri


by Paymaneh Amiri on

Thank you.  This man is a prisoner of conscience.  His excution will be cold-blooded murder of a captive.  Islamic Republic of Iran has no justice and no shame.  His death sentence is even against the IRI laws, whereby an appeal should never result in an increased sentence. 



by yolanda on

Thank you for this article. I have signed the petition! I truly hope that his young life can be spared! I truly hope.... Dear God, please stop the execution!! Please!!

thank you for spreading the word!



Sayeh Hassan

Please sign the petition to help save his life

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Save Ehsan Fattahian from execution:  //gopetition.com/online/31973.html


Sayeh Hassan