Friday, May 14, 2010

Human Rights Watch concerns for 17 Iranian Kurds on death row

Radio Zamaaneh reports:
Human Rights Watch condemned the execution of five political prisoners in Iran this week and warned that 17 other imprisoned Kurds are also in imminent danger of execution.

Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights watch said: “These hangings of four Kurdish prisoners are the latest example of the government’s unfair use of the death penalty against ethnic minority dissidents. The judiciary routinely accuses Kurdish dissidents, including civil society activists, of belonging to armed separatist groups and sentences them to death in an effort to crush dissent.”

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