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Kurdish Political Prisoner Firuz Musalou Sentenced to Death

14 Mar
Kurdish Political Prisoner Firuz Musalou Sentenced to Death

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); March 14, 2022: Kurdish political prisoner, Firuz Musalou has been sentenced to death on charges of “moharebeh for armed uprising” by Branch 2 of the Urmia Revolutionary Court after spending 32 months in limbo.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, Kurdish political prisoner, Firuz Musalou has recently been sentenced to death for charges of moharebeh (enmity against god) by Branch 2 of the Urmia Revolutionary Court.

Speaking to Iran Human Rights, a relative said: “After spending 32 months in limbo, he was sentenced to death by Branch 2 of the Urmia Revolutionary Court on charges of moharebeh for ‘armed uprising’ through membership in PKK and he was notified of the verdict in prison.”

Firuz Musalou is from the village of Ghotoor in Khoy and was arrested in July 2019 after surrendering himself to Islamic Revolutionary Guards’ Corps (IRGC) forces.

“After speaking to them several times, the IRGC Intelligence organisation convinced the Musalou family to get their son out of the group. The IRGC guaranteed that they would release him after three days and provide him with a letter of protection. The Musalou family trusted the IRGC and entered the Kurdistan Region in Iraq legally to bring their son back so he could surrender himself,” the source added.

“They convinced Firuz to come back to Iran with his family and turn himself over to the IRGC. He surrendered at the Sardasht Province IRGC Intelligence at the first opportunity and the IRGC told his family to go to Urmia Court in four days for his release,” the source continued.

Firuz was transferred from the IRGC Intelligence Sardasht branch to the Urmia branch where he spent eight months under “torture and interrogations” in their detention.

“The IRGC was looking to fabricate a case against him for participating in an armed operation. This is while Firouz had denied taking part in any armed operations, the IRGC tricked his family so they could fabricate a case against him,” the source concluded.