Shahram Ahmadi’s Life is in Danger!
Rajai Shahr Prison has scheduled the eminent execution of 35 Sunni Kurdish men. Among these prisoners is Shahram Ahmadi. He is in imminent danger of execution after his lawyer’s request for a retrial was rejected by Iranian authorities. Ahmadi is a political prisoner on death row in Karaj’s Rajai Shar Prison in Northern Iran. He has been on death row ever since he was arrested in Sanandaj by Iranian authorities on April 26th, 2009 after he was shot and injured by security agents. He was reportedly taken to the hospital and later transferred to a detention center in Sanandaj operated by the Ministry of Intelligence.
He has endured more than 40 months of solitary confinement, severely tortured and accused of relations with Salafi groups as well as the assassination of a Sunni Friday prayer Imam in Sanandaj. Mr. Ahmadi’s lawyer maintains his client has never possessed or used a weapon and has never harmed anyone. He added in his appeals about the psychological and physical tortures Ahmadi has endured in an attempt by authorities to extract false confessions from him. Mr. Ahmadi has written multiple letters from prison denying the assassination charge against him and claiming that he was arrested only because he is a preacher of Sunni Islam. Tragically, Mr. Ahmadi’s brother, Bahram, was executed at Karaj’s Ghezel Hesar Prison by Iranian authorities on December 27, 2012 along with nine other Sunni Muslim political prisoners. Bahram was reportedly arrested by Iranian authorities on September 19, 2009 when he was under the age of 18. On March 4, 2014 six other Sunni Muslim political prisoners were executed by Iranian authorities in Ghezel Hesar Prison: Hamed Ahmadi, Jahangir Dehghani, Jamshid Dehghani, Kamal Molaei, Sedigh Mohammadi, and Hadi Hosseini.
In an unprecedented move, Iranian authorities reportedly transferred Mr. Ahmadi’s case file from Sanandaj to branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, presided by a corrupt judge by the name of Moghiseh. In accordance with the judicial process in Iran, the case file of defendants must be examined or investigated where the alleged crime was committed. Judge Moghiseh, based on forced confessions, reportedly sentenced Mr. Ahmadi to death.
We cannot stand by idly while innocent Iranians suffer unjustly. Please show your support and sign the petition to help save Shahram Ahmadi’s life. Together we can act for change and hope; one signature at a time. Thank you!