Iran: Kurdish political activist sentenced to death
Kurdish political activist Ramin Hossein Panahi, was sentenced to death for “acting against national security” and being a member of the Kurdish opposition group Komala. His brother, Amjad Hossein Panahi tweeted the news on Thursday 25 January 2018.
In court session yesterday Ramin Hassan Panahi, told Judge Saeedi and another judge how he’d been tortured to the brink of death in the Sanandaj Intelligence Department. His kidney is bleeding and he has yet to receive any medical attention.
Amnesty International had already called on the Iranian authorities to observe the rights of the prisoner.
Ramin Hossein Panahi, a member of the Komala opposition group, was arrested on 23 June 2017 after he took part in clashes with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in the neighbourhood of Shalman, in Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province, northwest Iran.
He was shot and sustained three bullet wounds. He was then transferred to the Sanandaj Intelligence Agency Detention Center where he endured 200 days under torture.