Thursday, 31 January 2013







HRW: "Since May 2011, authorities have executed at least 11 Iranian-Arab men and a 16-year-old boy for alleged links to groups involved in attacking security forces. On January 9, 2013, authorities informed the families of five Arab activists that Iran’s Supreme Court had affirmed their death sentences for moharebeh.

Iranian authorities have executed dozens of people since January 2010, many of them ethnic minorities, formoharebeh because of their alleged ties to armed or terrorist groups. Currently, more than 20 members of Iran’s Kurdish minority are on death row, sentenced on politically motivated charges. They include Zaniar and Eghbal Moradi, who are at imminent risk of execution. Since May 2011, authorities have executed at least 11 Iranian-Arab men and a 16-year-old boy for alleged links to groups involved in attacking security forces. On January 9, 2013, authorities informed the families of five Arab activists that Iran’s Supreme Court had affirmed their death sentences for moharebeh."


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