Kurdish political prisoner loses final death sentence appeal

Iran’s supreme court has upheld a death sentence given to a Kurdish political prisoner for providing a dissident party with food and shelter. Hedayat Abdollahpour, who maintains his innocence, has lost the final stage of his appeal against the sentence.
The verdict has been announced to his lawyer and family.
Hossein Ahmadi Niaz, the political prisoner’s lawyer has confirmed the news.