The Iranian Resistance calls on the international community to condemn the execution of political prisoners in Iran and urges all governments to make their relations with the religious dictatorship in Iran contingent on an end to executions and torture.
The Iranian regime hanged Seyed Jamal Mousavi, a Sunni Kurdish political prisoner from the city of Sanandaj on Wednesday, August 23 after spending nine years in prison on the so-called charge of Moharebeh or “waging war on God”. This is while the new cabinet of Hassan Rouhani has not been through its first week in the office.
The authorities in Gohardasht prison transferred Mousavi from Hall 21 of Section 7 of the prison to solitary confinement on the pretext of sending him to a hospital on August 16. He was held enchained in solitary confinement for a week. They threatened Mousavi that his death sentence would be implemented if he leaks any information from inside the prison.
In order to intimidate and terrorize other prisoners, the authorities returned Mousavi to the general ward in prison hours before his execution while his arms and legs were bloody and injured. Subsequently, he was once again transferred to solitary confinement to await execution and finally was hanged at dawn on Wednesday, August 23.
Meanwhile, in Hall 10 Section 4 of Gohardasht prison 21 other political prisoners continue their hunger strike for the fourth week to protest their forcible transfer to the hall, increasing pressures and constraints imposed on them, and destruction and confiscation of their property.
The Iranian Resistance offers its condolences to the family and friends of Seyed Jamal Mousavi and the people of city Sanandaj and Kurdistan and calls on the youth to protest against the execution and support of political prisoners and the families of those executed.
The Iranian Resistance also urges the international community, in particular, the United Nations Secretary-General, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Human Rights Council and the United Nations Security Council to condemn the execution of political prisoners by the clerical regime in Iran.
It urges all governments to make their relations and trade with the religious dictatorship in Iran contingent on an end to executions and torture. The brutal violation of human rights is the other side of the coin of the Iranian regime’s export of terrorism, warmongering policies in the region, and its efforts to acquire a nuclear weapon.