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Jewish Arvin Ghahremani at Imminent Risk of Execution in Kermanshah

17 May
Jewish Arvin Ghahremani at Imminent Risk of Execution in Kermanshah

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 17, 2024: Arvin Ghahremani, a 20-year-old Jewish man who is on death row for a murder he is alleged to have committed when he was 18 years old, is scheduled to be executed in Kermanshah Central Prison on Monday. His mother has made a desperate appeal for help to save her son.

Iran Human Rights calls for an urgent stay of execution for Arvin Ghahremani and other death row prisoners.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, Arvin Ghahremani, a Jewish man who was 18 at the time of arrest, is at imminent risk of execution in Kermanshah Central Prison. He was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder during a street group fight.

An informed source told IHRNGO: “Arvin Ghahremani was arrested for the murder of Amir Shokri who was killed during a street group fight two years ago and sentenced to qisas. His family have been given until Monday to convince the victim’s family to forgo execution. If not, his execution will be carried out.”

Arvin Ghahremani who is currently held in the pre-execution cells of Kermanshah Central Prison, was scheduled to be executed on Saturday but his family were informed that it was postponed.

In an audio message obtained by IHRNGO, Arvin Ghahremani’s mother, Sonia Saadati, appeals to for help save her son’s life.

On 15 May 2024, IHRNGO reported at least 103 people were executed in Iranian prisons in the previous 28 days.

IHRNGO Director, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam previously said: "The silence of the international community regarding the execution of more than 103 people in the last four weeks is unacceptable and must end."

In the past two days, at least four people including a woman were executed in Iran. Furthermore, the execution of Parvin Mousavi which was scheduled to be carried out this morning, was postponed but she remains at risk of execution in the pre-execution cells of Urmia Central Prison.