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Iran Regime determined to Execute Political Prisoner Gholamreza Khosravi Tomorrow, After 13 years of Detention
Mr. Khosravi, father of a son, was condemned to death on the charge of “Moharebeh” (enmity towards God) on April 21, 2012 only for a little contribution he made to a Resistance TV channel. This term is widely used for the opponents of the religious regime in Iran.
In a statement issued in Paris, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) while warning on the imminent execution of Mr. Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani has appealed “the international community, especially the European Union, the U.S. government, the UN Secretary General, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, pertinent UN Rapporteurs, and all organizations that defend human rights and freedom of expression, to take immediate and effective measures to prevent his execution.”
During 1980s, as a 16 year old political prisoner, he spent five years in Kazeroun prison for supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
He was again arrested in 2007 and without having least fair legal process condemned to six years in prison. After serving four years of his prison sentence, the mullahs’ judiciary charged him with Moharebeh and sentenced him to death for making financial contribution to the PMOI (MEK).
Her mother, Mrs. Aygom Yadi, 71, in a letter to Ahmad Shahid UN Special Rapporteur on Iran, has appealed for saving her son’s life.”My life too depends on him, I ask you to return him to me and his family. He has a wife and a son of 17 years old, said Mrs.Yadi.
In other part of her letter she mentions that her son has been subjected to a great injustice. He has been sentenced to death penalty that has been upheld by higher court only for a little donation he has given to an opposition TV channel. He has been held in solitary confinement for over 1200 days. The authorities do not feel any responsibility towards me and his suffering family. Today, 31, May, 2014, Gholmreza was transferred to solitary confinement and they have asked us to go to prison and visit him which is a shocking and appalling news. Please save his life, said in her letter to Dr.Ahmad Shahid, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran.
During the savage April 17 attack on Section (Ward) 350 of Evin Prison, Mr. Gholamreza Khosravi was severely beaten and sustained grave injuries. He was taken to the solitary confinements in Ward 240 as his body was bruised and drenched in blood due head and face and outer right ear injury. According to the eye witnesses the henchmen specifically battered him with spite and brutality in this attack.
Despite his deteriorating health, he joined a hunger strike along with other prisoners who had been transferred to solitary confinement. This hunger strike lasted till they were returned to Ward 350 after 23 days.
The Evin authorities prevented the least medical treatment to Mr. Gholamreza Khosravi despite his many sicknesses, severe injury, and dire condition. One of the high ranking mercenaries from the Intelligence Ministry with pseudonym Alavi had threatened Mr. Khosravi that he would soon implement his death sentence. He had also threatened the relatives of this political prisoner that if they met with foreign delegations, they would be arrested and would face heavy sentences.