20 Kurdish Political Prisoners at Risk of Execution following Unfair Trials. (21 January 2010) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran expressed serious concern regarding the increasing number of death sentences issued for Kurdish political prisoners following unfair trails.
According to Kurdish human rights organizations, at least 20 political prisoners have been condemned to death. During the past few weeks, two Kurdish political prisoners, Ehsan Fattahian and Fasih Yasamini were executed, and there are credible fears of imminent executions of other political prisoners on death row.
“The Iranian Judiciary is moving fast to implement a wave of political executions, particularly of Kurdish activists. These sentences are politically motivated and the trials do not conform to internationally accepted standards of due process,” said Hadi Ghaemi, a spokesperson for the Campaign.