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Iran: Two Political Prisoners Sentenced to Death

27 Sep 18
Iran: Two Political Prisoners Sentenced to Death

Iran Human Rights (Sep 26, 2018): The Revolutionary Court of Urmia city in Iran sentenced Mohiaddin Ebrahimi, a political prisoner, to death. Moreover, the Supreme Court accepted the death sentence of Arsalan Khodkam, another political prisoner at the same Urmia prison.

According to a close source, Mohiaddin Ebrahimi was sentenced to death on the charge of “cooperation with Kurdish opposition parties” at Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia.

Mohiaddin Ebrahimi, 43, was arrested by the Revolutionary guards on November 3, 2017. He was wounded at the time of the arrest. He was also sentenced to three years for insulting the judge. He is currently held at ward 12 of Urmia Prison which is dedicated to political prisoners.

Moreover, the death sentence of Arsalan Khodkam was accepted by the Supreme Court and he was assigned a public defender. The authorities did not permit Arsalan to have a Lawyer of his own choice. 

Khodkam had six hearings at the Revolutionary Court of Urmia and his case was sent to Branch 32 of the military court of Urmia while no sentences were issued for him. Eventually, 35 days ago, the military court sentenced him to death on the charge of “espionage and cooperation with opposition parties” without appointing a public defender for him.

Arsalan Khodkam is currently held at ward 3 of Urmia central Prison which is dedicated to general offences.