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Five Kurdish prisoners were executed in Evin

In the morning of 10 May we woke up by the horrible news of the execution of 5 Kurdish prisoners in the notorious Evin prison in our country. One woman, Shirin Dehlovi and four men: Farzad Kamangar, a teacher who was arrested in 2007 and was severely tortured and finally sentenced to death in 2008; Mehdi Eslamian whose brother was also executed by the regime, Farhad Vakili and Ali Heidarian. All these prisoners were severely tortured while in custody and spent a long time in solitary. The files of two of the them were under review by the judiciary. The family of the 5 executed were not informed of their imminent execution nor were their lawyers. No one could say goodbye to them. Mothers have to mourn their deaths without knowing what was their last wish and their last words. 

The Iranian regime has a dark history of suppression and mass executions especially of the Kurdish nationals and has no shame or remorse to admit that it has the right to detain people, to torture them, keep them in solitary and grave-like cells, deprive them of their dignity and humanity and finally kill them. The execution of 5 Kurdish political prisoners collectively is an act of blatant disrespect to human rights and human dignity by a regime that basically has no respect for the national and international opinions on its treatment of the Iranian citizens and has reached to such degree of decadent that it simply doesn’t care.

We urge the international community to strongly condemn the execution of 5 Kurdish nationals and collectively seek avenues to prevent the Islamic regime from killing prisoners en-masse. Iranians on their own will not be able to stop the atrocities of the Iranian regime as it has the most brutal state apparatus to silence them. Iranians need the support of the international community to put an end to the madness created by a regime that knows no boundaries to terrorise its people in order to stay in power.     


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