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Lawyers call on Iran to stop execution of Kurdish man as date nears (Iran political execution)
Kurdistan 24 News (K24) ^ | 7-3-18 | Kosar Nawzad

Posted on 07/04/2018 9:08:05 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The lawyer of Kurdish death row prisoner said a group of lawyers, including himself, had signed a letter to the President of Iran to stop the execution of the “innocent” man.

Amid fears of Ramin Hossein Panahi being on the verge of execution, “60 lawyers of Persian and Kurdish ethnicities quickly wrote a letter to the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, also the head of Supreme National Security Council,” Mohsen Ahmadi, Panahi’s lawyer, told Kurdistan 24 on Tuesday.

Describing Panahi’s arrest as “illegal,” Ahmadi, asserted that there were hidden hands that pushed for his client’s death sentence.

Panahi was sentenced to death in January by an Iranian court in Sanandaj (Sina) for “taking up arms against the state.”

His conviction was based on claims that he is a member of the armed Kurdish opposition group Komala, but no evidence was presented that would link him to crimes he was charged with, which included murder.

In April, Iran’s Supreme Court approved the sentence.

“Ramin is truly an innocent boy, with his only alleged crime being a member in Komala,” Ahmadi said of his client.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria
KEYWORDS: erdogan; hamas; hassannasrallah; hezbollah; iran; jordan; kangatroll; kurdistan; lebanon; politicalexecution; ramin; raminhosseinpanahi; receptayyiperdogan; russia; syria; turkey
Is there a difference in the court system in Iran and Turkey?

In my opinion, very little difference.

This is a horrible case of arbitrary death sentence by rulers.

The parents were called for their last visit to their son, prior to this they were not allowed to see him since arrested. Unless International pressure is applied, the Mullah's will have him kill very soon.

And remember, there is an active rebellion taking place in a town in Iran now. With reported 15,000 IRGC surrounding the large city.

This is not being reported in U.S. MSM.

1 posted on 07/04/2018 9:08:05 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
No unbiased eye will say that the Iranian regime has much to praise. But the problem I have with reporting on Iranian misdeeds is the lack of context with respect to others in the region. Iranian executions and miscarriages of justice are highlighted, but Saudi crimes against justice and humanitarian offenses are ignored. The Saudi-Iran battle is not a contest of good versus evil and the US is making a mistake by inserting ourselves into the Islamic civil war on the Saudi side.
2 posted on 07/04/2018 9:17:51 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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3 posted on 07/04/2018 9:22:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (,,
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I have no problem with legitimate criticism of SA practices. I know there is merit in feeling they have acted cruel and inhuman.

There is no defense for the number of Iranian executions. There have been executing more citizens per capita than any other nation. I have been told the number is 10,000 since the Mullahs took power. I’ve seen UN reports that largely substantiate that. In some years over 1,000 instances.

I’m not pro Iran, Turkey, Assad, or any other group.

I’ve found the North Syrian Kurd associated Militias are much more reasonable. They have cared for IDP’s and protected many minority groups. It is a fact that cannot be disputed. And I know some of them very well and have worked with my congressman a number of times to try to get assistance for IDP’s, with some success.

So, I like the Syrian Kurds very much and so does our military. It is even refreshing to see Sen. Lindsey Graham express that same support (I seldom agree with Sen. Graham on anything).

4 posted on 07/04/2018 9:40:59 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The Iraqi kurds would have been pulverised by Saddam in 1990s, or by ISIL, had there not been the support from Iran.

Kurd politians and militant groups are far from innocent angels.

5 posted on 07/04/2018 10:46:07 AM PDT by granada
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To: granada

Iraqi Kurds are not the same as Syrian Kurds. Fact.

In Iraq 98% is said to be Muslim, 75% Sunni 25% Shia. I suspect many of both are secular in view. Both were helped by the US military. (some lapses in that) They are largely Tribal in nature.

In Syria from my information, it is more a mixture, depending upon where you are located. Significant portions of Christian and atheist. Also with Armenian, Assyrian, Alevi and Ezidi components in the areas they inhabit. The mixture clearly gets along better in Syria than in Iraq.

6 posted on 07/04/2018 1:26:39 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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