After months of receiving no response to their letters, Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, two Kurdish prisoners on death row, were finally visited by a Judiciary representative on Tuesday, 24 April.
A Mr. Khodabakhshi, who identified himself as a representative of the Head of the Iranian Judiciary, met with Zanyar Moradi and Loghman Moradi (no relation) about their case.... read more
The Iranian Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences of two Kurdish political prisoners, local sources told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Prison authorities from Rajaee Shahr Prison allegedly told Zanyar Moradi and Loghman Moradi that their death sentences were upheld.... read more
Eghbal Moradi, father of Zanyar Moradi, a Kurdish prisoner at Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the Supreme Court upheld his son's death sentence. "My relatives went to prison this week to bring Zanyar warm clothing, as the cold season has come. But prison officials told them that he would not need the clothes as his death sentence has been upheld. They told my relatives this explicitly, adding that they would be informed of the ... read more
Zanyar Moradi's father, Eqbal Moradi, recently spoke with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran about his 19-year old son's death sentence. “According to the news that I have heard from Zanyar and Loghman’s prison mates, the two of them have been put under pressure and torture again to make false confessions that they killed the son of Mariwan’s Friday Prayer Imam,” Eqbal Moradi said.... read more
In this week's 'Weekly Rights Podcast': the Campaign calls on the Iranian government to grant a permit for rallies in support of protestors in Egypt and Tunisia; the trial for three American hikers began and their lawyer Massoud Shafiee tells the Campaign he has not been allowed to see his clients; ten more prisoners were secretly executed in Vakilabad Prison in Mashad, five of whom were Afghan nationals; Shirin Ebadi questioned the case review process for Iranian-Dutch national Zahra ... read more
Zanyar Moradi is a Kurdish prisoner sentenced to public hanging on charges of moharebeh (enmity against God) and "corruption on earth" whose father, Eqbal Moradi, spoke with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran from his home in Kurdistan, Iraq. "Unfortunately, Zanyar's mother and I live in Kurdistan in Iraq, and except for my old parents, I have no other relatives in Mariwan. I heard from Zanyar's friends that he has been moved from Karaj's Rajaee Shahr Prison to another ... read more