Dozens of civilians gathered in front of Urmia prison, northwestern Iran, today, Friday, where they were arrested Execution of the political activist Al-Kurdi, Muhyiddin Ibrahimi.
The “Hengaw” Human Rights Organization and the Kurdistan Network for Human Rights reported that the authorities did not hand over his body to his family.
Over the past few days, human rights organizations have expressed their concern about the transfer of Ibrahimi, who is sentenced to death, to solitary confinement in Urmia prison.
It is noteworthy that Muhyiddin Ibrahimi was shot by Iranian forces in the city of Eshnavieh while he was working as a porter in October 2017, and he was seriously injured and arrested.
While the judiciary sentenced him to death in 2018, on charges of “membership in the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party” and cooperation with it.
Highest death rate
According to a report several human rights organizationsIran has the highest execution rate in the world and in many cases refuses to provide an official and public report on the implementation of those sentences.
During this year alone, no less than 144 people were executed, according to what the Iranian Human Rights Organization confirmed.
The organization’s director, Mahmoud Amiri Moqaddam, described those executed as “victims of the government’s execution machine, which only aims to intimidate people and prevent protests.”
Amnesty International also accused Tehran of “a frightening escalation in the use of the death penalty” in order to target Kurdish and Baluchi ethnic minorities in particular.
During the past months, more than 5 death sentences were also carried out against demonstrators who participated in the protests that erupted in the country since last September, following the killing of the young woman, Mahsa Amini, after she was arrested by the religious police.