ICHRI: A local source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that on September 29, several Sunni Kurds who have been inside Evin and Rajaee Shahr Prisons in a state of limbo for a number of years, were put on trial at Branch 28 of Tehran Revolutionary Court, under Judge Moghisseh, without a chance to choose a lawyer, and were all sentenced to long prison terms.
The source told the Campaign that "Karikar Vali Hassan, 18, a resident of Javanrood township in Kermanshah Province, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, and Omar Karim, also of Javanrood, was sentenced to eight years in prison and Mohiaddin Aziz, a resident of Sanandaj was sentenced to eight years in prison. According to the source, Karikar Vali was only 15 at the time of his arrest and three years after imprisonment in Evin and Rajaee Shahr Prisons without access to a lawyer, Branch 28 sentenced him to 15 years in prison. Nejad Omar Karim is related to Kariar Vali Hassan.
The local source told the Campaign that the three prisoners were arrested along with a large group of other Kurdish Sunni religious activists during the past three years in Javanrood and Sanandaj, transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison, and charged with proselytizing for extremist religious groups and for their membership in those groups. "These individuals have been kept in a group in a state of limbo inside Evin and Rajaee Shahr Prisons. Most of these prisoners who were Sunni religious activists inside the Kurdish, Sistani and Baluch areas, are kept inside Ward 4, Hall 10 or Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj, and most of them have been waiting for their trial court for the past several years," said the source.
"After the US attack on Iraq, some members of Jond-e Islam, an extremist Sunni group (also known as Salafist groups) who live in the border area of Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran, fled to Iran and were able to recruit several individuals in this region due to the relative freedom their members have for their proselytizing activities. In their early activities, the group's main objective was to perform Jihad against the US, but during the past few years, member of the group have carried out operations against Islamic Republic forces. Their most outstanding activities over the past several years were assassinations of several Sunni clerics in Sanandaj in 2009, where Islamic Republic intelligence organizations referred to the perpetrators of the terrorist acts as "Salafist groups," the source told the Campaign.
Earlier, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran published for the first time names of 10 death-row inmates inside Ward 4, Hall 10 of Rajaee Shahr Prison, who had been sentenced to death for membership in extremist religious groups.
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Free All Kurdish Activists Now!by shahrvand2 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 02:36 PM PDT
All political prisoners and all prisoners of conscience must be freed without delay!
درود بی پایان بر همه زندانیان سیاسیdaneshjoo
Wed Oct 17, 2012 01:44 PM PDT
یار دَربَندم، دلم همراه توست
وتشکیل شورای ملی
برای مبارزان راستین
چرا ایرانیان از آخوندها متنفر شده اند؟
Keep piling on the sanctionsby asadabad on Wed Oct 17, 2012 09:42 AM PDT
The Muslim countries should lead the way in imposing sanctions on the shia terror regime. Their torture, rape and murder of Iran's Sunni Muslims is well known. Iran became a shia country by way of genocide against the Sunni Muslims which must not be forgotten.
Regime change for Iran's sakeby Fred on Wed Oct 17, 2012 07:01 AM PDT
Messianic Islamist Rapists, “reformers” and all, have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt to be both, anti- human rights and reform-proof.
Regime change by Iranians for Iranians with the logistical help from the sane world is the only way to end this 34 year long nightmare.
Backbreaking airtight sanctions plus air/naval quarantine is a must.
Our Kurdish countrymen/women ...by Mona 19 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 06:58 AM PDT
are good hearted, kind, hospitable and courageous souls. It's unjust & unfair the way IRI treating them . But what do we expect from these vicious wolves?!
Free all political prisoners and prisoners of conscienceby Shifteh Ansari on Wed Oct 17, 2012 06:52 AM PDT
The Islamic Republic of Iran must free all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Iran.