Friday, October 9, 2009

Amnesty calls on Iran to stop executions of Kurds

Amsterdam - Three men, members of Iran’s Kurdish minority, are at risk of imminent execution suggests the Human Rights organization Amnesty International.

According to Amnesty the executions might be a reprisal for a spate of attacks of officials which took place during September 2009 in Kurdistan

Habibollah Latifi, Ehsan (Esma’il) Fattahian and Sherko Moarefi have all been sentenced to death for “enmity against God” in unconnected cases over the last two years and were convicted for membership of the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK). They are believed to be on death row in a prison in Sanandaj, the provincial capital of Kurdestan.

Amnesty is calling on the authorities to not execute the three Kurdish men and asks citizens to appeal to the Iranian authorities before 19 November (Photo:

Source: Rudaw