The death sentence of Ehsan Fatahiyan, a 27 years old Kurdish activist is set to be carred out on Wednesday November 11th 2009. A letter was written by the Judiciary to the Court in Sanandaj confirming the date of Mr. Fatahiyan’s execution on November 11th 2009.
Further Mr. Fatahiyan’s lawyer has been informed of this date and has been summoned to the Sanandaj prison on that day to watch the execution of Mr. Fatahiyan. According to Mr. Fatahiyan’s family, he is being executed because the Regime considers him one of the key figures of the recent anti-Regime uprising in the city of Kamyaran. It must be noted that Mr. Fatahiyan has been in prison for the past 18 months.
Mr. Fatahiyan is 27 years old and was born in the city of Kermanshah, but resided in the city of Sanandaj. While in solitary confinement Mr. Fatahiyan was subjected to severe torture in order to obtain a false confession, however even under those harsh circumstances Mr. Fatahiyan has never confessed to carrying arms or being involved in an armed struggle. To this day Mr. Fatahiyan has maintained that he has never carried arms and has never been involved in armed struggle. He believes his death sentence has political reasons.
Mr. Fatahiyan was convicted of the charge of being a “Mohareb” (enemy of god) and originally sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment, however on appeal the death sentence was imposed.
As Mr. Fatahiyan is in the imminent danger of execution I urge all human rights activists and international human rights organizations to take up his case and to help save him from execution. Tomorrow might be too late, let’s not lose another innocent young man in the gallows of the barbaric Islamic Regime.
Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran