Execution is a weapon of choice for the Iranian regime when dealing with trade unionists, leftists, and Iran’s ethnic minorities. Below we link to a letter by death row prisoners Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, of Iran’s Kurdish minority. After a trial lasting 20 minutes, the pair were convicted for allegedly assassinating the son of a senior cleric. False confessions were procured by torture during a 30-month imprisonment. Zanyar and Loghman maintain their innonence, and Amnesty International has highlighted their case.
While fighting the threat of war on Iran, the left in this country should give no succour to such a regime, which uses those threats to clamp down on internal dissent. HOPI demands the immediate release of all political prisoners and the abolition of the death penalty in Iran.
Read the letter below (English & Farsi)