Iran executes Kurd political prisoner
Hossein Khezri was hanged in the morning in the Orumieh Central Prison.
Hossein Khezri who was born in 1982 was sentenced to death on charges of acting against national security by the first branch of the Orumieh Islamic Revolutionary Court. His sentence was upheld by the 10th branch of the court of review in the Western Azarbaijan Province and the 31st branch of the Supreme Court…
He was hanged without the knowledge of his lawyer or family and the sentence was carried out in secret in Orumieh Prison.
State-run Iranian TV said that Hossein Khezri’s was charged with ‘participating in an armed operation and killing a security agent in the Gol Sheikhan Base in the border region of Orumieh in 2004”.
Hossein Khezri had denied all the charges and had said in a visit with his family that intelligence agents were trying to force him to give false confession in front of cameras. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – Jan. 15, 2011)

Iran hangs 10 people in Tehran
Ten people convicted of drug related charges whose sentences were issued by Islamic Revolutionary Courts in Tehran were hanged today in Rajayi Shahr Prison in Karaj…
According to this report, the courts for these people were held with the presence of the representatives of the prosecutor and their lawyers in various branches of Tehran’s Revolutionary Courts and the issued sentences were upheld by the Attorney General. Their requests for amnesty were turned down before this by the Amnesty Commission in the Judiciary. (IRNA state-run News Agency – Jan. 19, 2010)

Iran hangs prisoners: report
Iran has hanged a drug smuggler in the southern city of Zarand in Kerman province, ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday, quoting a judiciary official.
Zarand prosecutor Mehdi Bakhshi said the convict, who was only identified as Ali K., was hanged in the city's prison, ISNA reported. It did not say when the execution was carried out.
(AFP - January 18, 2011)

Iran hangs man: report
Iran has hanged a drug trafficker in a prison in the northeastern town of Bojnurd, ISNA news agency reported on Friday.
The man only identified as M.Gh., convicted of smuggling opium while serving a life sentence, was executed on Thursday, the report said. (AFP - January 21, 2011)

Feared execution of Iranian Kurdish man: Hossein Khezri
Hossein Khezri, a member of Iran’s Kurdish minority, is feared to have been executed on 15 January 2011 in north-western Iran after being convicted of “enmity against God” on account of his membership of the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK). The authorities have announced that a PJAK member was executed on 15 January 2011 but without naming the individual.
Members of Hossein Khezri’s family visited him in Oromieh Central Prison on 5 January 2011. He told him that the authorities had pressured him to “confess” on camera to participating in armed opposition to the government and to killing several people but that he had refused to do so, stating that he had not killed anyone.
On 13 January 2011, officials of the Oromieh Revolutionary Court informed his brother that the order for Hossein Khezri’s execution had been received from the Prosecutor’s Office. When the family sought to visit him, they were not able to do so and were told to return on 15 January. When they did so that day, they were again unable to see him and later heard that a judicial body of West Azerbaijan Province had announced the execution of an unnamed member of PJAK. They fear that this may have been Hossein Khezri but, if so, they have not been told officially, nor given his body or personal effects.
Hossein Khezri was arrested in Kermanshah in 2008. He acknowledged undertaking political activities but denied any involvement in violence. His death sentence, passed by the Revolutionary Court in Oromieh, was upheld in August 2009. In March 2010, his request for an investigation into his allegations of torture was turned down.
Zeynab Jalalian, 28, another member of Iran’s Kurdish minority, remains at risk of execution after conviction of similar charges. She continues to be in poor health, possibly as a result of torture or other ill-treatment in prison…
The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions said in a 2006 report on Transparency and the Imposition of the Death Penalty that “a lack of transparency both undermines due process rights and constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment. Persons sentenced to death, their families, and their lawyers should be provided with timely and reliable information on the procedures and timing of appeals, clemency petitions, and executions.”
After the family’s visit on 5 January, Hossein Khezri’s whereabouts were unknown. Following reports that he may have been transferred to Tehran for execution, his lawyer told the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, that under Iranian law, a death sentence can be implemented in the same city in which the sentence was handed down, and there is no need for transfer to another city, and he hoped that his client’s transfer was for further review of his case rather than for execution. He also said that he was waiting to hear if the Supreme Court would accept his request for a final review of Hossein Khezri’s conviction and sentence, but until he was notified of their decision, there would be nothing to stop the local judiciary carrying out the execution.
In a letter, written from Section 12 of Oromieh Prison in October 2010, Hossein Khezri said that he was tortured for 49 days in detention centres belonging to the Revolutionary Guards in Kermanshah and Oromieh, north-west Iran, and also at a Ministry of Intelligence detention facility, by methods including beatings; threats against himself and his family; kicks to the genitals and legs; and harsh baton blows to the entire body, causing bruising and inflammation. He said that he complained about his treatment and was then moved for three days to an Intelligence Ministry facility in February 2010 where he was interrogated about his complaint. His father died from a heart attack after hearing that his son had been moved from prison, apparently because he feared that Hossein Khezri had been executed. Hossein Khezri also said he was told if he “confessed” on TV, his death sentence would be commuted to imprisonment, but that he had refused to do so. He added: “The time of my execution has not been told to me, I do not know if it will be tomorrow, or the day after, or tonight, and I am not allowed visitors and cannot even let any one know that I am still alive”.
Zeynab Jalalian was sentenced to death around January 2009 by Kermanshah Revolutionary Court. Before that, she had spent eight months in a Ministry of Intelligence detention facility, where she says she was tortured. During that time her family had no information concerning her conditions, treatment or fate. She was not granted access to a lawyer during her trial, which she says lasted only a few minutes. Zeynab Jalalian’s death sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Court on 26 November 2009. In December 2010, a witness who was imprisoned with Zeynab Jalalian reported that Zeynab Jalalian had been flogged on the soles of her feet and subsequently was struck on the head with a broken bottle, causing her scalp to bleed profusely. She is in poor health, apparently due to her reported torture and other ill-treatment in prison. (Amnesty International – Jan. 20, 2011)

Deaths in custody

Kurd political prisoner probably killed under torture – report
There has been no news for the past seven months that a death row political prisoner is still alive in prison despite his family’s appeals (to relevant security officials and institutions). According to a credible source, Kurd political prisoner Aziz Mohammadzadeh who was sentenced to death in a Saqez court on charges of being a member of a Kurd opposition party and acting against national security went on a hunger strike in protest to his sentence and was transferred to an unknown location by security forces. Months after his transfer and despite his family’s constant appeals to officials, there is still no news on his condition and whereabouts.
This 26 year old political prisoner from Baneh was arrested on October 13, 2009 by security forces in this town and was taken to the Baneh Detention Center. After three months of abuse and severe torture, he was taken to the Saqez Prison.
According to informed sources, Aziz Mohammadzadeh has been killed under the severe torture by intelligence agents while on a hunger strike. All government institutions (and prisons) have said no such death row Kurd political prisoner exists in their prison. This has increased the concerns of his family and friends. (Campaign in Defense of Civil Rights and Political Prisoners – Jan. 19, 2011)

حسين خضري اعدام شد
حسين خضري، صبح امروز در زندان مرکزي اروميه اعدام شد.
حسين خضري متولد 1361 به اتهام اقدام عليه امنيت ملي از سوي شعبه اول دادگاه انقلاب اسلامي اروميه و همچنين تاييد شعبه 10 دادگاه تجديد نظر استان اذرباييجان غربي و تاييد اين حکم از سوي شعبه 31 ديوان عالي کشور به اعدام محکوم شده است...
حسين خضري در حالي بامداد امروز در زندان اروميه اعدام شد که وکيل و خانواده ي اين زنداني از اجراي حکم اعدام وي اطلاع نداشتند و اين حکم به صورت مخفيانه در زندان اروميه به اجرا در آمده است.
صدا و سيماي جمهوري اسلامي در خبري اتهامات حسين خضري را "شرکت در عمليات مسلحانه و کشتن يکي از ماموران نيروي انتظامي در پاسگاه مرزي گل شيخان شهرستان اروميه در سال 1383" عنوان کرده است.
حسين خضري پيش تر تمامي اين اتهامات را رد کرده بود و در ملاقات با خانواده اش از تلاش ماموران وزارت اطلاعات براي اخذ اعترافات تلوزيوني دروغين از وي خبر داده بود. (هرانا – 25/10/89)

10 نفر از محكومان جرايم مواد مخدر اعدام شدند
ده نفر از محكومان جرايم مواد مخدر كه پيشتر احكام محكوميت آنان از سوي دادگاه هاي انقلاب اسلامي تهران صادر شده بود، سحرگاه امروز (چهارشنبه) در زندان رجايي شهر به دار مجازات آويخته شدند...
اين گزارش حاكيست جلسات رسيدگي به اتهامات محكومان ياد شده با حضور نمايندگان دادستان و وكلاي آنان در شعب مختلف دادگاه‌هاي انقلاب اسلامي تهران برگزار و آراي صادره از سوي دادستاني كل كشور تنفيذ و تقاضاي عفو محكومان مذكور نيز پيشتر از سوي كميسيون عفو و بخشودگي قوه قضاييه رد شده بود. (ايرنا – 29/10/89)

ايران يک قاچاقجي مواد مخدر را اعدام مي‌کند
خبرگزاري ايسنا روز سه‌شنبه به‌نقل از مقامات قوه‌قضائيه گزارش کرد، ايران يک قاچاقچي مواد مخدر ر ا در شهر زرند در استان کرمان حلق آويز کرد.
ايسنا گزارش کرد، مهدي بخشي دادستان زرند گفت مجرم فقط به اسم علي ک. معرفي شده و در زندان شهر حلق‌آويز شد. در اين گزارش به زمان انجام اعدام اشاره اي نشده است. (خبرگزاري فرانسه- 28/10/89)

گزارش: ايران يک نفر را به‌دار آويخت
خبرگزاري ايسنا روز جمعه گزارش داد که ايران يک قاچاقچي مواد مخدر را در زنداني در بجنورد واقع در شمال شرق ايران به‌دار آويخت. بنا‌به اين گزارش مردي که تنها با نام م. ق معرفي شد به قاچاق ترياک محکوم بود و روز پنجشنبه اعدام شده است. (خبرگزاري فرانسه -1/11/89)

اقدام فوري عفو بين‌الملل درباره حسين خضري و زينب جلاليان
حسين خضري، يکي از اعضاي اقليت کرد ايران، بيم آن مي‌رود که او را در روز 15ژانويه 2011 در شمال غربي ايران به جرم محاربه با خدا و عضويت در حزب آزاد کردستان، پژاک، اعدام کرده باشند. دولتمردان گفته‌اند که يکي از اعضاي پژاک در تاريخ 15ژانويه اعدام شده است.
اعضاي خانواده خضري او را در زندان مرکزي اروميه در تاريخ 5ژانويه ملاقات کردند. او به آنها گفته است که مقامات وي را براي اعتراف و رفتن در مقابل دوربين تحت فشار قرار داده‌اند که اعتراف کند در فعاليتهاي مسلحانه عليه دولت شرکت داشته و چندين نفر را نيز کشته است اما وي از اين کار سر باز زده و تأکيد کرده است که کسي را نکشته است.
روز 13ژانويه، مقامات سپاه پاسداران اروميه به برادر حسين اطلاع دادند که حکم اعدام حسين توسط دادستاني ابلاغ شده است. وقتي خانواده خواهان ملاقات با وي شدند ديگر موفق نشدند و به آنها گفته شد که روز 15ژانويه برگردند. وقتي در همين روز اين خانواده به زندان مراجعه کردند به آنها گفته شد که امکان ملاقات با حسين را ندارند و بعداً نيز از طرف دادگاه به اطلاع رسانده شد که يکي از اعضاي پژاک اعدام شده است. بيم آن مي‌رود که اين نفر حسين خضري باشد، اگر چنين باشد، اعدام او نه رسماًًًًًًًًًًًًً اعلام شده است و نه جسد او تحويل داده شده است.
حسين خضري در سال 2008 در کرمانشاه، به جرم فعاليتهاي سياسي دستگير شد ولي او بارها تأکيد کرده بود که در هيچ عمل خشونت‌آميزي شرکت نداشته است. حکم اعدام او توسط دادگاه اروميه صادر شده و در اوت 2009 به او ابلاغ شد. در مارس 2010 درخواست او براي کيفر خواست و تحقيق رد شد و تحت شکنجه قرار گرفت.
زينب جلاليان، 28ساله يکي ديگر از اقليتهاي کرد ايران است که تهديد اعدام او وجود دارد، اتهامات او مانند حسين خضري مي‌باشد. در اثر شکنجه‌ها وضعيت جسماني او خوب نيست و دچار بيماريهاي جسمي متعدد شده است. (سايت عفو بين‌الملل- 30/11/89)

مرگهاي مشكوك در بازداشت

احتمال كشته شدن عزيز محمد زاده، زنداني سياسي کرد در زير شكنجه
با گذشت 7 ماه بي خبري مطلق و مراجعه مکرر خانواده ي زنداني سياسي کرد محکوم به اعدام ، تاکنون هيچ گونه خبري مبني بر زنده بودن وي براي نزديکان نامبرده وجود ندارد و بنا به خبر ...كاملا موثقي كه به كمپين دفاع از زندانيان سياسي و مدني رسيده ، زنداني سياسي كرد محكوم به اعدام ، عزيز محمد زاده كه در دادگاه شهر سقز به اتهام عضويت در يكي از احزاب كرد مخالف رژيم و اقدام عليه امنيت ملي به اعدام محكوم شده بود و به اعتراض به حكم خود دست به اعتصاب غذا زده بود كه نامبرده از طرف ماموران امنيتي اين شهر به مكان نامعلومي انتقال داده شد كه بعد از گذشت چند ماه بي خبري از وي و پيگري مكرر خانواده اين فعال كرد محكوم به اعدام ، تاكنون هيچ گونه خبري مبني بر سلامتي و مكان نامبرده وجود ندارد.
شايان ذكر است عزيز محمد زاده به اتهام ا قدام عليه امنيت ملي و محاربه با خدا در دادگاه شهر سقز به اعدام محکوم شد. نامبرده فرزند علي و 26 سال سن دارد .و اهل شهر بانه که در تاريخ 21/7/ 1388 توسط نيروهاي امنيتي اين شهر دستگير و به بازداشت گاه شهر بانه منتقل ميشود که بعد از 3 ماه آزار و شکنجه هاي شديد به زندان شهر سقز انتقال داده شد.
گفتني است و بنا به منبع موثقي كه خبر را براي كمپين فرستاده كه ، عزيز محمد زاده در زير شنكجه هاي وحشيانه اطلاعات و در عين اعتصاب غذا جان خود را از دست داده است كه در پي اين خبر ستاد مركزي كمپين در پي پيگري اين خبربوده و از طرفي ديگر تاكنون همه ارگانهاي حكومتي و مربوط به اين پرونده از وجود چنين پرونده و زنداني سياسي محكوم به اعدام در زندانهاي خود اعلام بي خبري و سرباز ميزند كه اين امر موجب نگراني شديد خانواده و اطرافيان وي گرديده خانواده. (کمپين دفاع از زندانيان سياسي و مدني – 29/10/89)