The Iranian regime hanged two Kurd political prisoners today in the Urmia Central Prison in northwestern Iran, a human rights group said.
The Kurdistan Human Rights Network said that Saber Sheikh Abdollah and Diako Rasoulzadeh were transferred to solitary cells last night and executed in the prison courtyard at 1 am today.
The group said that the bodies of the Kurd political prisoners has still not been given to their families.
Both Diako Rasoulzadeh and Saber Sheikh Abdollah were detained in early 2014 by security forces in Mahabad, northwestern Iran, along with another man identified as Hossein Osmani. They were brutally tortured for close to a year in the Urmia Intelligence Detention Center to confess to complicity in a 2010 bombing in Mahabad. The Kurd political prisoners were finally forced to give televised confessions, broadcasted from the regime’s English TV network, Press TV in the summer of 2014.
This is while three years before this in 2010, Mohamamad Pakpour, the Commander of the IRGC’s Ground Forces had announced that the “main elements” behind the bombing had been killed.
On April 7, 2015, the 1st Branch of the Mahabad Revolutionary Court sentenced all three men to death for “enmity with God” by being members of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan and complicity in the bombing. The ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court.