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Welcome to cryfreedom.net, formerly known as.Womens Liberation Front.  A website that hopes to draw and keeps your attention for  both the global 21th. century 3rd. feminist revolution as well as especially for the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi uprising in Iran and the struggles of our sisters in Afghanistan. This online magazine that started December 2019 will be published evey month but for the 'Women, Life, Freedom' uprising every week and this as an activist. Thank you for your time and interest.
Gino d'Artali - Italy
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JINA MAHSA AMINI
The face of Iran's protests. Her life, her dreams and her death.

In memory of Jina 'Mahsa' Amini, the cornerstone of the 'Zan. Zendagi. Azadi revolution.
16 February 2023 | By Gino d'Artali

And also
Read all about the assasination of the 22 year young Jhina Mahsa Amini or Zhina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the start of the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran  2022-'23
and the latest news about the 'Women Live Freedom' Revolution per month in 2024:  Jan wk4 -- Jan wk3 part3 --  Jan wk3 part2 -- Jan wk3 -- Jan wk2 part3 -- Jan wk2 part2 -- Jan wk 2 --
Jan wk 1-2-part2 -- Jan wk 1-2 --
2023: Dec wk 5 part 2 -- Dec wk 5 -- Dec week 4-3 -- Dec wk3 -- Dec 17 - 10 -- Dec week 2 and 1 -- click here for a menu overview November - Januari 2023


And
For all topics below that may hopefully interest you click on the image:

'THE NO-HIJABIS

Updated January 15, 2024

'BIOLOGICAL
TERROR ATTACKS
AGAINST SCHOOLGIRLS'

Updated October 10, 2023

'IRANIAN JOURNALISTS
UNDER SIEGE'

Updated Januari 18, 2024  

'BLINDING
AS A WEAPON'

Updated January 3, 2024

'THE HANGING SPREE'

Updated Januari 24, 2024

CLICK HERE ON HOW TO READ ALL ON THIS PAGE

Here we are to enter THE IRANIAN WOMEN'S REVOLUTIONISTS against
the supreme leader, the arch-reactionary Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his placeman president, Ebrahim Raisi. The message of the women when he visited a university is plain: <give way or get lost> in 2023.
IN MEMORY OF from left to right ASRA PANAHI (16)- JHINA MAHSA AMINI (22) - NIKA SHAKARAMI (16), SARINA ESMAILZADEH (16) HADIS NAJAFI (20), AND MORE WOMEN WHO WERE ASSASINATED SO FAR BY THE IRANIAN AXIS OF EVIL.

Click here for a total list so far

'Facing Faces and Facts 1-2'  (2022) to commemorate the above named and more and food for thought and inspiration to fight on.
and 'Facing Faces & Facts 3' edited December 2022/March 2023


This is how the Iranian basiji shoot with pellets at especially girls and women and how they hang now martyrs of the women-led revolution.

Dear reader, from here on the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' pages menu will look a bit different and this to avoid too many pop-ups ,meaning the underlined period  in yellow tells you in what period you are and click on another underlinded period to go there. However, when needed a certain topic will be in yellow meaning it's a link to go that topic and will open in a new window. If you dissagree about any change feel more than free to let me know what you think at info@cryfreedom.net
This does not count for the  above topics which, when clicked on, will still appear in a pop-up window and for now the 'old' lay-out 'till I worked that all out. Thank you. Gino d'Artali
(Updates January 26, 2024


 

 

 


 

January 24 - 5, 2024
<<Iranians Rally Behind #NoToExecution Hashtag...
and <<Latest Executions in Iran Mark <Plunge into New Realms of Cruelty>...
and <<France <Utterly Condemns> Protester's Execution in Iran...
<<Iranian Arab Man Sentenced to Death after Torture...
and <<Sunni Kurdish Man Executed in Iran...
<<US Decries Alarming Levels of Executions in Iran...
and <<Death sentence on an inmate with broken leg implemented while on hunger strike...
and <<Iranian Kurd Executed After Sham Trial, 13 Years on Death Row...
and <<Avoiding to return the bodies of four political prisoners executed in Urmia to their families is considered a form of enforced disappearance...
 

January 3, 2024 - December 29, 2023
<<Iran executes four women in three days...
and <<Execution of Kurdish Religious Prisoner Davud Abdullahi at Ghezel Hesar Prison Following Six-Day Hunger Strike...
and <<Raisi sets new record: Four women executed in Iran over three days...
and <<Warning of <Retaliatory> Execution for Dual-Citizen Prisoner Ahmadreza Jalali Raises Concerns...


 

November 29 January 3, 2024
Updates on the same page
<<Raisi sets new record: Four women executed in Iran over three days...
and
<<Heinous execution of Samira Sabzian, a victim of child marriage under the clerical regime, after almost a decade of imprisonment...
and
<<Warning of <Retaliatory> Execution for Dual-Citizen Prisoner Ahmadreza Jalali Raises Concerns...

and

Overview 'The hanging spree' November - June and more in 2023
 

When one hurts or kills a women
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
Gino d'Artali
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
Gianna d'Artali.

Updates 'till January 5, 2024


Mohammad Ghobadlou 3

Iranwire - Januari 24, 2024
<<Iranians Rally Behind #NoToExecution Hashtag
Many Iranians, including activists and prisoners' relatives, have expressed support behind the decision by dozens of political women incarcerated in Tehran's Evin prison to launch a hunger strike this week to protest executions in the country. The hashtag #NoToExecution was trending among Iranian social media users after a message posted on the X account of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi announced that 61 women political prisoners in Evin will go on a hunger strike on January 25. <The imprisoned women, to keep the names of the executed alive and to [save] hundreds of individuals in the prisons of the Islamic Republic awaiting execution, will resist,> the message reads. The announcement followed the arbitrary execution of Mohammad Ghobadlou, a 23-year-old protester with a mental disability who was sentenced to death for allegedly killing a police officer during nationwide protests in September 2022. The defendant faced an unfair trial marred by torture allegations, and appeals to take into account his mental health condition were rejected. His execution was the ninth in connection with the Woman, Life, Freedom protest movement.
According to a message posted on protest rapper Toomaj Salehi's X page, the artist <will join the hunger strike initiated by 61 women prisoners in Evin.> Hassan Homayoun, the husband of an imprisoned journalist, wrote, <In solidarity with my wife Saeedeh Shafiei and the 60 women prisoners in Evin, I will refrain from eating or drinking and will join their strike.> Khodarahm Qolyian, the father of jailed activist Sepideh Qolyian, announced that he will also join the protest action. <We will not remain silent, and the families will join the women's strike in prison,> he wrote. On January 24, a group of Iranians gathered in Toronto. Milad Mohammadi, the brother of Shahriar Mohammadi, a victim of the bloody state crackdown on the 2022 nationwide protests in Iran, urged Canadian Iranians to join the hunger strike.>>
Read more here:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/124649-iranians-rally-behind-notoexecution-hashtag/ 

Iranwire - Januari 24, 2024
<<Latest Executions in Iran Mark <Plunge into New Realms of Cruelty>
Amnesty International says the Iranian authorities' executions of two men this week after <egregiously unfair> trials mark a <harrowing descent into new realms of cruelty.> Mohammad Ghobadlou, a 23-year-old protester with a mental disability, and Farhad Salimi, a from Iran's Kurdish Sunni minority, were executed on January 23, sparking international condemnations. The executions came as the authorities intensified their use of the death penalty in the aftermath of the nationwide protests that erupted in September 2022 to crush dissent and terrorize the population. <The arbitrary execution of Farhad Salimi lays bare a distressing pattern of the Iranian authorities' disproportionate use of the death penalty against Iran's oppressed ethnic minorities. The arbitrary execution of Mohammad Ghobadlou dumbfounded his loved ones and lawyer, who were awaiting his retrial, unaware that judicial authorities at the highest levels bypassed legal processes in secret and blatantly flouted the basic principles of humanity and the rule of law,> Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said in a statement on January 24.
Ghobadlou was sentenced to death for allegedly killing a police officer during nationwide protests in September 2022. The defendant faced an unfair trial marred by torture allegations, and appeals to take into account his mental health condition were rejected. His execution was the ninth in connection with the Woman, Life, Freedom protest movement. Salimi is the fourth man since November 2023 to be executed from a group of seven Kurdish Sunni men sentenced to death over a decade ago in an unfair trial that lasted only a few minutes and relied on torture-tainted <confessions.> There are mounting fears that the authorities are intent on imminently carrying out the executions of the three remaining men from the group. <The Iranian authorities' relentless killing spree in the aftermath of the 'Woman Life Freedom' uprising, which has led to the arbitrary execution of hundreds of people after grossly unfair trials in the past year, underscores the need for the renewal and extension, respectively, of the mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran and the UN Fact-Finding Mission in the upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council,> Eltahawy said. <It is also time for states to initiate criminal investigations under the principle of universal jurisdiction against all those suspected of criminal responsibility for crimes under international law, including top Iranian officials> she added.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/124644-latest-executions-in-iran-mark-plunge-into-new-realms-of-cruelty/

Iranwire - 23 Jan 2024
<<France <Utterly Condemns> Protester's Execution in Iran
France <utterly condemns> this week's execution of a young Iranian man who was sentenced to death following his participation in protests against Iran's clerical establishment, the French Foreign Ministry says. The January 23 execution of Mohammad Ghobadlou, 23, <adds to the many other serious and unacceptable violations of fundamental rights and freedoms committed by the Iranian authorities,> the ministry said in a statement.
Ghobadlou was sentenced to death for allegedly killing a police officer during nationwide protests in September 2022. The defendant faced an unfair trial marred by torture allegations, and appeals to take into account his mental health condition were rejected. His execution was the ninth in connection with the Woman, Life, Freedom protest movement. <The execution of demonstrators cannot serve as a response to the Iranian people's legitimate aspirations to freedom,> the French Foreign Ministry said. The statement reiterated France's <steadfast opposition to the death penalty, everywhere and in all circumstances, and its commitment to the universal abolition of this unjust and inhumane punishment.> >>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/124640-france-utterly-condemns-protesters-execution-in-iran/


Iranwire - 23 Jan 2024 - ROGHAYEH REZAEI
<<Iranian Arab Man Sentenced to Death after Torture
The Second Branch of Dezful Revolutionary Court in southwestern Khuzestan province issued a death sentence last week against Malek Mousavi, a 23-year-old ethnic Arab man who was selling watermelons on the roadside. Mousavi was charged with <armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic.> Another individual named Abbas Khosorji received a 10-year prison sentence in the same case. Mousavi and his friend Khosorji allegedly <set fire> to a base of the paramilitary Basij force. After his father's death, Mousavi was forced to abandon schooling and start working during his teenage years. <In Ahvaz, many jobs are seasonal, particularly for Arabs who struggle to find stable employment,> a source close to Mousavi said. <Malek used to sell watermelons by the roadside during the watermelon season and worked as a laborer at other times.> His first encounter with law enforcement occurred at the age of 16, when he was charged with propaganda against the Islamic Republic. Despite his young age, Mousavi spent at least two months in solitary confinement at the detention center of the Intelligence Department. <You're aware of the treatment one receives at the intelligence detention center. Arabs, in particular, face torture and immense mental and physical pressure,> the source said. Security agencies have routinely prosecuted civil activists defending Arab identity in Khuzestan. Reports of severe prison sentences and forced confessions against these activists have been widely documented. The source, who had experienced interrogation by security agents, said that the torture methods used include waterboarding and rape threats. According to the source, Mousavi <spent three months in solitary confinement, where they coerced him into confessing.> <He has been sentenced to death based on confessions obtained under torture,> the source added. <This young man is genuinely innocent. Hailing from a poor family, he lacks the means to hire a lawyer for his defense, making him an easy target,> the source deplored.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/prisoners/124598-iranian-arab-man-sentenced-to-death-after-torture/

Iranwire - Januari 23, 2024
<<Sunni Kurdish Man Executed in Iran
The Islamic Republic's authorities have executed a Sunni Kurdish man 14 years after his arrest. According to the Hengaw human rights organization, Farhad Salimi, from the western city of Saqqez, was executed on January 23 in Karaj's Ghezelhesar prison, near Tehran. He had been transferred to solitary confinement at the weekend. Salimi's family received a summons for a final visit on January 22. However, when they arrived at the prison, they were told to come back today. Instead of the anticipated last meeting with their loved one, the relatives received the distressing news of Salimi's execution. In the past two months, the authorities executed three men sentenced to death in the same case - Davoud Abdollahi, Ghasem Abesteh and Ayoub Karimi. Three other convicts in the case - Anwar Khezri, Kamran Sheikheh and Khosrow Basharat - are said to be at grave risk of execution in Ghezelhesar prison amid a spike in executions in the country. The seven men were arrested in December 2009 and January 2010 in West Azerbaijan province and accused of membership in <Salafist groups> - a charge they denied. They were convicted of <corruption on Earth> and sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran in 2018. In 2020, the Supreme Court upheld their convictions and death sentences, and rejected their request for retrial. The presiding judge had barred the defendants' lawyer from speaking at the trial. Khezri, Basharat and Salimi wrote in open letters that were extracted <confessions> through torture, including repeated beatings, suspension from the ceiling, mock executions and sleep deprivation.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/124592-sunni-kurdish-man-executed-in-iran/


Iranwire - Januari 15, 2024
<<US Decries Alarming Levels of Executions in Iran
The US Office of the Special Envoy for Iran has strongly condemned the increasing use of capital punishment by Iranian authorities, saying they often follow <unfair trials and arbitrary detentions.> At least 791 individuals were executed across Iran last year, marking a 33 percent increase from the previous year, according to the Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) group. Ethnic minorities were overrepresented among those executed, with more than one-fifth of those hanged being members of the mostly Sunni ethnic Baluch community, it says. <The Iranian government's cruelty reached new levels in 2023 with the execution of nearly 800 of its own citizens, many following unfair trials and arbitrary detentions,> US Deputy Special Envoy for Iran Abram Paley said on the social media network X on January 15. <The U.S. strongly condemns Iran's use of the death penalty to target the exercise of human rights, often applied after sham trials against defendants who lacked adequate legal counsel,> he added. The Islamic Republic authorities executed at least 14 people at the weekend alone, activist groups said. Many of them had been sentenced to death on drug-related charges.>>
Read more here:
https://iranwire.com/en/prisoners/124350-us-decries-alarming-levels-of-executions-in-iran/

Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - Januari 14, 2024
<<Death sentence on an inmate with broken leg implemented while on hunger strike
Documents obtained by Hengaw regarding Abdulreza Qalavand, the executed prisoner from Andimeshk, indicates that this prisoner was severely beaten by the prison guards stationed in Shiban Central Prison in Ahvaz prior to his execution. Approximately five months after the execution of Abdulreza Qalavand, Hengaw has obtained documents revealing that the officials of Ahvaz Central Prison, brutally assaulted him a few days before execution, to the extent that his leg was fractured. According to an informed source close to the Qalavand family, Abdulreza Qalavand, a 38 years old married man and father of one child, was on hunger strike a few days before the execution as a protest to his sentence. he was brutally beaten and injured for resisting the execution of his sentence. The source added that Abdulreza Qalavand , was arrested ten years ago for possessing 730 grams of narcotics, was sentenced to death. According to a previous report by Hengaw, the execution sentence for this prisoner was carried out on the early morning of Tuesday, the 21st of August 2023, in Ahvaz Central Prison.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2024/01/death-sentence-on-an-inmate-with-broken-leg-implemented-while-on-hunger-strike

Iranwire - Januari 9, 2024
<<Iranian Kurd Executed After Sham Trial, 13 Years on Death Row
Amnesty International has expressed horror at the recent execution of an Iranian Kurdish man who was sentenced to death 13 years ago following a trial marred by serious rights violations. <@amnesty is horrified by the arbitrary execution on 2 January of Davoud Abdollahi, from Iranís Kurdish Sunni minority, who was convicted of <corruption on earth> and sentenced to death after a grossly unfair trial,> the London-based human rights group said on the social media platform X on January 8. Abdollahi was hanged in Ghezelhesar prison, near Tehran, according to the Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) group. Its director, Mahmoud Amiry-Moghaddam, said in a statement on January 2 that the man had been sentenced to death <based on confessions obtained under torture and without a fair trial.> <His execution, like that of other prisoners of conscience, is an extrajudicial killing,> he added. Abdollahi and six other Sunni Kurdish men - Anwar Khezri, Ayoub Karimi, Farhad Salimi, Ghassem Abesteh, Kamran Sheikheh and Khosrow Basharat - were arrested in December 2009 and January 2010 in West Azerbaijan province. The seven men were taken to a Ministry of Intelligence detention facility in the provincial capital, Urmia, and accused of membership in <Salafist groups,> which the defendants denied. They were convicted of <corruption on Earth> and sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran in 2018. In 2020, the Supreme Court upheld their convictions and death sentences, and rejected their request for retrial. The presiding judge had barred the defendants' lawyer from speaking at the trial. At least four of the men said in open letters that agents of the Ministry of Intelligence repeatedly subjected them to torture during interrogations. Abdollahi is the third defendant in the case to be executed in the last two months, according to IHRNGO. Abesteh and Karimi were executed in Ghezelhesar prison in November, while Khezri, Salimi, Basharat and Sheikheh are at risk of imminent execution, the group said.
IHRNGO has recorded more than 40 executions in Iran since the beginning of the year.
<The international community, especially governments adhering to human rights principles that have diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic, should break their silence in the face of the wave of executions and show an appropriate response,> Amiry-Moghaddam said. Ethnic minorities in Iran, including Kurds, Arabs, Azeris, Baluch and Turkmen, face discrimination which curtails their access to education, employment and political office, and are also disproportionately affected by death sentences imposed for vague charges such as <corruption on Earth,> according to Amnesty International. Authorities also subject members of religious minorities such as Sunnis, Baha'is, Christians, Gonabadi Dervishes, Jews and Yaresan to discrimination in law and practice, arbitrary detention, unjust prosecutions, torture and other ill-treatment for professing or practising their faith.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/religious-minorities/124158-iranian-kurd-executed-after-sham-trial-13-years-on-death-row/

Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 5 Jan 2024
<<Avoiding to return the bodies of four political prisoners executed in Urmia to their families is considered a form of enforced disappearance
A week after the execution of three Kurdish political prisoners named Wafa Hanareh, Aram Omari Bardiani, and Rahman Parhazo, along with Turkish political prisoner Nasim Namazi, in Urmia Central Prison, the Iranian security institutions refused to hand over their bodies to their families. They have also warned these families not to follow up and publicize information in this regard. The death sentence of these three Kurdish political prisoners from Urmia who were sentenced to death last year by the third branch of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Court in Urmia, presided over by Judge Najafzadeh, on charges of <participating in intelligence cooperation and espionage for the benefit of Israel,> was handed down at 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2023, and the death sentence of Nasim Namazi, a Turkish political prisoner from Urmia, was executed at 5 a.m. on Friday, December 29 in Urmia Central Prison. Avoiding the delivery of the bodies and preventing the mourning ceremony after the execution of four political prisoners in Urmia:
After the execution of Wafa Hanareh, Aram Omari Bardiani, and Rahman Parhazou in the central prison of Urmia, the Iranian authorities refused to hand over their bodies to their families and did not allow any mourning or memorial ceremony to be held for them either in the mosque or at home. Hengaw has been informed that during the last few days, the intelligence of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) put pressure on the families of these four political prisoners and announced to them that they can show videos from the burial of executed ones to the families only if approved by the authorities. They have also warned these families about publicizing information in this regard. In response to the not-delivery of the bodies of Wafa Hanareh, Aram Omari Bardiani, and Rahman Parhazo to their families after their execution in the central prison of Urmia, the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights strongly condemns this action of the Iranian government and considers it a form of enforced disappearance. Hengaw, which is committed to following up on the human rights situation in Iran, considers this behavior a clear violation of fundamental rights and human dignity and demands an immediate response from the responsible authorities and an international investigation into this matter. <Enforced disappearance> under international law: Enforced or forced disappearance is one of the crimes against humanity in which a person is arrested and hidden by the government or political organizations without information about their fate or whereabouts being provided to their family or society. This act is usually done in order to create fear and terror or as a method to suppress and punish political opponents. Enforced disappearance is a serious violation of human rights and causes great suffering and uncertainty for the families and friends of the victims. In the field of international law, enforced disappearance is considered an important crime against human rights that is systematically applied against citizens. This act is one of the examples of <crime against humanity.> The <International Convention against Enforced Disappearance> approved in 2010 is one of the key records in this field. This convention places special emphasis on the right of individuals to know the status of their missing loved ones and to obtain justice and compensation. According to the standards of international law, not only the disappeared person but also their families are considered victims of this crime due to sudden separation, lack of access to information, fear of retaliation, and unknown status. So far, 110 countries have joined this convention, which plays an important role in preventing the occurrence of these crimes. However, the Islamic Republic of Iran still refuses to ratify and join this convention, which shows the indifference of the country's security and judicial system to respect the rights of the defendants and prisoners. It is worth mentioning that the families and survivors of the disappeared can pursue legal action by filing a complaint with the <UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances.> After receiving the complaint, the working group contacts the Iranian authorities to obtain information about the fate and burial place of the victims.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2024/01/avoiding-to-return-the-bodies-of-four-political-prisoners-executed-in-urmia-to-their-families-is-considered-a-form-of-enforced-disappearance

 

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Protests against executions of women
Jinha - Womens News Agency 3 Jan 2024
<<Iran executes four women in three days
Four women were executed in Iran in the last three days of 2023, according to the NCRI Women Committee.
News Center- The Islamic Republic of Iran continues to use the death penalty as a form of punishment. The rising trend of executions, particularly public executions, is being used by the mullahs' regime as a tool to instill fear and prevent any potential uprisings, said the report released by the NCRI Women Committee, a NGO founded by Iranian women living in different countries. <Since January 2023, it (Iranian regime) has executed some 850 prisoners, including 15 political prisoners, a 43 percent rise compared to previous year.> The report said that the Iranian regime executed more than 200 prisoners in October-November 2023 and that four women were executed in Iran in the last three days of 2023. <Eight prisoners, including three women, were executed in the Prison of Birjand, in South Khorasan Province (eastern Iran), at dawn on Wednesday, December 27, 2023. Another four prisoners, including one woman, were hanged in the Central Prison of Urmia, in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan, on Friday morning,
According to the reports, 228 women have been executed in Iran since 2007.>>
Source:
https://jinhaagency.com/en/actual/iran-executes-four-women-in-three-days-34393

Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - Jan 2 2023
<<Execution of Kurdish Religious Prisoner Davud Abdullahi at Ghezel Hesar Prison Following Six-Day Hunger Strike
The death sentence of Davud Abdullahi, a Kurdish religious prisoner hailing from Mahabad, has been carried out at Ghezel Hesar prison in Karaj after 14 years of imprisonment. Last month witnessed the execution of Qasim Abeste and Ayoub Karimi, two co-accused in this case, while the four remaining defendants currently detained are now facing the imminent threat of execution. According to a report received by Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, at dawn on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, Davud Abdullahi's death sentence was executed in Ghezel Hesar prison in Karaj. Along with his transfer to solitary confinement, he had been on a hunger strike for six days. It is noteworthy that Ayoub Karimi's death sentence was executed at dawn on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, and Qasim Abaste's death sentence was executed on Sunday, November 5, 2023, both occurring at Ghezel Hesar prison in Karaj. Strongly condemning the execution of Davud Abdullahi, Hengaw Organization for Human Rights asserts that his sentencing by the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran was marked by a lack of transparency, unfairness, and illegality. Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, under the leadership of Judge Moqiseh, handed down sentences to Davud Abdullahi, Ayoub Karimi, Qasim Abasteh (who have been executed), and four other defendants-Farhad Salimi, Anwar Khezri, Khsraw Besharat, and Kamaran Shekha. The charges against them in the murder case of <Abdul Rahim Tina> included <action against national security,> <propaganda against the regime,> <membership in Salafi groups,> and <corruption on earth.> Davud Abdullahi, Farhad Salimi, Anwar Khezri, Qasim Abeste, Khsraw Besharat, Kamaran Shekha, and Ayoub Karimi were apprehended on December 7, 2009, by security forces and were subsequently transferred to the intelligence agency detention center in Urmia City.
The session for the accusations against these 7 Kurdish religious prisoners took place at March 2015, with the mentioned sentences officially communicated to them on May 25, 2016. It's noteworthy that the verdict was overturned by the 41st branch of the Iranian Supreme Court, headed by Judge Razini, in 2017. An appeal was made to the 15th branch of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran, where, in June 2017, Davud Abdullahi and six other co-accused were again sentenced to death by Judge Abolqasem Salvati. This verdict was confirmed by the 41st branch of the Iranian Supreme Court with repeated pressure from the Iranian Intelligence Department in Urmia. On Monday, March 4, 2020, it was officially communicated to Mahmoud Walizadeh Tabatabai, the lawyer representing these seven Kurdish religious prisoners. These seven individuals were initially incarcerated in Gohardasht prison and were later transferred to Ghezel Hesar prison in Karaj on August 1, 2023, following the evacuation of Gohardasht prison.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2024/01/execution-of-kurdish-religious-prisoner-davud-abdullahi-at-ghezel-hesar-prison-following-six-day-hunger-strike



NCRI - Womens committee - 29 Dec 2023 - in Women's News
<<Raisi sets new record: Four women executed in Iran over three days
The clerical regime is continuing with its spree of executions. At least four women have been executed in Iran over a span of three days. Eight prisoners, including three women, were executed in the Prison of Birjand, in South Khorasan Province (eastern Iran), at dawn on Wednesday, December 27, 2023. Another four prisoners, including one woman, were hanged in the Central Prison of Urmia, in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan, on Friday morning, December 29, 2023.
Twenty-five women executed in 2023, so far
These executions bring the number of women executed in Iran to 25 in the year 2023.
The clerical regime has executed more than 200 prisoners over the past two months. Since January 2023, it has executed some 850 prisoners, including 15 political prisoners, a 43 percent rise compared to the last year. The Iranian regime open-handedly uses the death penalty as a form of punishment. In many cases, religious and ethnic minorities, political dissidents, and women are targets of the death penalty in a discriminatory manner. The rising trend of executions, particularly public executions, is being used by the mullahs' regime as a tool to instill fear and prevent any potential uprisings.
Record holder of executions of women
The Iranian regime is the world's top record holder of executions of women.
No government in the world has executed so many women. The list does not account for the tens of thousands of women executed in Iran on political grounds. The NCRI Women's Committee previously mentioned that many of the women executed by the mullahsí regime are themselves victims of domestic violence against women and have acted in self-defense. An average of 15 women were executed every year under the former government in Iran. However, this year, 25 women have been executed under Raisi government which is 10 more than the previous average. The NCRI Women's Committee calls on the United Nations, the European Union, and other relevant international organizations to take urgent action to save the lives of those on death row and stop the use of death penalty in Iran.>>
Source:
https://women.ncr-iran.org/2023/12/29/four-women-executed-in-iran/

Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - Dec 23 2023
<<Warning of <Retaliatory> Execution for Dual-Citizen Prisoner Ahmadreza Jalali Raises Concerns
In the wake of the Swedish Court of Appeal affirming the life sentence of Hamid Nouri, the former assistant prosecutor of Gohardasht Karaj Prison, for his role in the killing of political prisoners in 1988, apprehensions about the potential retaliatory execution of Ahmadreza Jalali, a dual Iranian-Swedish citizen held in Iran, have escalated. According to Hengaw, Ahmadreza Jalali, a 52-year-old researcher arrested by the Intelligence department during a scientific trip to Iran seven years ago, faces an imminent risk of execution and is currently incarcerated in Tehran's Evin prison.
On Friday, December 22, 2023, Amnesty International issued a warning regarding the impending and retaliatory execution of Ahmadreza Jalali, stating, <The international community, including Sweden, should urge Iranian authorities to halt any plans for Ahmadreza Jalali's execution and secure his release.> Amnesty International's warning follows the Swedish court's December 19 decision, sentencing Hamid Nouri to life imprisonment, equivalent to 25 years, and ordering compensation for the families of deceased political prisoners from the 1980s in Iran. In 2016, Ahmadreza Jalali, a university professor, was sentenced to death by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court on charges including <espionage and selling information to Israel> and <corruption on earth> after months of detention in Iranian security centers. Serious concerns about the retaliatory execution stem from public threats and retaliation by Iranian government authorities and affiliated media. Kazem Gharibabadi, the secretary of Iran's judicial system human rights headquarters, warned after Hamid Nouri's judicial sentence confirmation: <This action of Sweden will not be without cost for him.>
Previously, Iranian government media, echoing security institutions' accusations of espionage, framed Ahmadreza Jalali as a <spy,> suggesting that his execution would be a reaction to the Swedish judicial outcome in Hamid Nouri's case. The Islamic Republic of Iran has faced repeated accusations from human rights organizations of holding citizens of foreign countries hostage, particularly those with dual citizenship, for political leverage.>>
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https://hengaw.net/en/news/2023/12/warning-of-retaliatory-execution-for-dual-citizen-prisoner-ahmadreza-jalali-raises-concerns

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