Prisoner Transferred to a Solitary Cell for Execution
Based on reports received by Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran, prisoner Ardeshir Keshavarz was sent to a solitary cell for execution.
Ardeshir Keshavarz, 35, has been in prison for more than six years. Most of his time has been spent in section 1 of Gohardasht Prison in Karaj. Mr. Keshavarz was recently transferred to a solitary cell for execution and is to be executed on Wednesday.
Prisoner Ardeshir Keshavarz successfully ran away from prison, together with a number of other prisoners but was arrested a year later. During that time, the government’s media wrongly accused him of murdering judge Moghaddas.
Mr. Keshavarz was arrested and charged with clashing with police in Kermanshah. It is believed that a police officer was killed in this clash. He was sentenced to death, and after six years, they now want to execute him. His brother is currently in Gohardasht prison.
After the huge protests on December 27, Ali Khamenei and his appointed judge, Sadeq Larijani are intent on group executions to intimidate society.
Group executions, with political motives of intimidating and terrorizing society, are being done by Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader, and his appointed judge. Ali Khamenei has committed various crimes against the Iranian people and he is effectively known as a criminal against humanity.
Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran condemn the group executions by order of the Supreme Leader as a crime against humanity and requests Human Rights High Commissioner and International bodies to (in order to end the crimes against humanity in Iran) refer the case for the regime’s inhumane crimes to the Security Council of the United Nations for binding decisions.
Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran
December 29, 2009
Human Rights High Commissioner
Human Rights Commission of European Union
Human Rights Watch
- Arash Azizi, Persian2English