Amjad Hosseinpanahi: My father was forced to confess against my brother

Mohammad Hosseinpanahi, Ramin Hosseinpanahi’s father, who was called for the last visit with his son, was transferred to an unknown location by the Gharoh Information Agency. Amjad Hosseinpanahi said “My father was forced to confess while he was videotaped “.

According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Mohammad Hosseinpanahi, 80-year-old father of Ramin Hosseinpanahi, a political prisoner sentenced to death, was summoned by the Gharoh city Intelligence Ministry for the last visit with his son, and was taken to an unknown location.

Amjad Hosseinpanahi, a human rights activist and Ramin’s brother in an interview with the campaign, confirmed the news and said, “yesterday, June 19th, 2018, three Intelligence Ministry’s troopers took my father to an unknown place for the last visit with my brother.”

Amjad continued, “my eighty-year-old father was threatened and forced to lie against his son while they filmed the scene.”

Ramin Hosseinpanahi, a political activist, was arrested on June 23th, 2018, and transferred to the Sanandaj Central Prison after 200 days of solitary confinement after going through extreme physical and mental torture. Ramin was sentenced to death on January 15th, 2018, in Sanandaj Revolutionary Court Branch One. The verdict was reaffirmed on April 11th, 2018, at Branch 39 of the Supreme Court in Qom.

Ramin Hosseinpanahi ‘s death sentence was issued even though he denied all the alleged charges, such as participation in the armed conflict. The lawyer of the Kurdish political prisoner also considered the sentence unexpected and unjust.

On Saturday, May 19th, 2018, Sanandaj Central Prison Security Authority communicated the sentence to Ramin Hosseinpanahi, a political prisoner sentenced to death.

The authorities and security officials told Ramin Hosseinpanahi that ” all stages of death sentence execution have been passed and there is no prevention to enforce the sentence, and emphasized that no international organization or human rights organization can stop the execution, and If it is not yet been executed, only because of the month of Ramadan, and after Ramadan, his dead sentence will be enforced.

Following the announcement of Ramin Hosseinpanahi’s death sentence, a new wave of protest was formed inside and outside Iran. A wide range of Kurdish organizations, including the Center of Kurdish Parties Alliance, different populist clubs, civil and political citizens centers, educational group, writers, artists, various social institutions, poets, marketers, guilds, ex-representatives of various parliamentary time, cultural activists, The Iranian Democratic Council, and dozens of other political and civil organizations, issued various statements and announcements in Kurdistan, Iran, and some provincial cities and towns in Europe and Canada. They have protested, condemning Ramin Hosseinpanahi’s death sentence and other execution sentences of political, civil and different believer’s prisoners in Iran. They also announced their support for Ramin Hosseinpanahi

Amnesty International in an announcement demanded immediate action against the imminent execution of Ramin Hosseinpanahi. According to the announcement, the verdict issued to Ramin Hosseinpanahi was followed by a severely unfair trial following four months of compulsory disappearance. The organization has affirmed that security and judicial authorities have transferred Ramin Hosseinpanahi to solidarity confinement in revenge and his conviction and punishment are in contravention of international law and should be lifted.

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