Reliable news sources confirmed that Ramin Hosseinpanahi, a political prisoner detained at Sanandaj Central Prison, is on the verge of being executed, and that at any moment there is the possibility of his execution.
According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Hossein Ahmadinez, Ramin Hosseinpanahi’s lawyer, said: “Anvar Hosseinpanahi, my client’s big brother, said on a telephone call, with a cry that yesterday they took Ramin’s parents to prison to visit Ramin and Afshin. »
Hossein Ahmadinez, on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018, wrote on his Facebook page: “The Risk of Ramin Hosseinpanahi Execution is very Serious.”
“On Monday, July 2nd, 2018, in a meeting at a prosecutor’s office in Sanandaj, with the presence of a prosecutor, governor, deputy, Sanandaj City Council, a representative from federal government, and representative from Revolutionary Guard, Ramin case was discussed and final decision was to execute Ramin Hosseinpanahi’s death sentence. And this sentence will be implemented soon. ” An informed source said.
The source, who did not want to be named, added: “Yesterday, on Monday, unexpected and while Ramin has been banned from visitation, enforcement branch agent, took Ramin Hosseinpanahi’s parents to meet Ramin which means this is possibly the last meeting before Ramin is executed silently. “
In the latest action, on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018, sixty Iranian lawyers, in a letter to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, as chairman of the Supreme National Security Council, asked for Ramin Hosseinpanahi’s death sentence be stopped as soon as possible.
Earlier, Denis Chaibi, Federica Mogherini ‘deputy, responded to Sharifa Zarini, Ramin Hosseinpanahi’s mother and wrote to her: ” I wish to assure you that the European Union is well aware of the situation of Mr. Panahi and has been following it closely. We have recently raised concerns with the Iranian authorities in the context of his conviction to the death penalty. “
Sharifa Zarini, Hosseinpanahi’s mother, has also expressed her deep concern regarding the execution of her son in a letter to Shirin Ebadi and several human rights organizations.
Ramin Hosseinpanahi, a political activist, was arrested on June 23th, 2017, 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.
Following the announcement of Ramin Hosseinpanahi’s death sentence, a new wave of protests 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 in some provincial cities and towns in Europe and Canada. They have protested, condemning Ramin Hosseinpanahi’s death sentence and other execution sentences of people of different religions, political and civil prisoners in Iran. They also announced their support for Ramin Hosseinpanahi.
On Friday, May 18th, 2018, Hosseinpanahi’s family, called on all people and human rights organizations to double their humanitarian and universal efforts to repeal Ramin Hosseinpanahi’s death sentence.