05 Aug 2019
Human Rights Group Strongly Condemns the “Unjust” Execution of Ahwazi Detainees
The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights “AODHR” condemned the Iranian regime’s execution of two Ahwazi detainees on charges extracted under torture.
The organization confirmed that the Iranian regime’s intelligence informed their relatives of carrying out the executions this morning, while arresting the brothers of the detainees and taking them to an unknown place.
According to the organization, the detainees are Abdullah Karamullah Kaab, 38, a father of three, and Qasim Abdullah, 32, a father of two.
According to the organization, the detainees were sentenced to death after a grossly unfair trial that lacked the least standards of justice. Their confessions were extracted under torture after they were charged with participating in an armed attack on a Shiite religious ceremony in Safiabad in Ahwaz on 16 October 2015.
The organization noted that their defense lawyer confirmed that the detainees denied their involvement in the attack, and that the prosecution did not provide any evidence indicating their association with the attack.
According to the lawyer, he found a clear and obvious contradiction in the fabricated confessions obtained under torture, in addition to flaws in statements made by eyewitnesses who were in the scene of the armed attack.
According to the organization, the detainees were tortured with electric shock, and suffered what is known as “mock execution”, as the interrogators of Kaab hanged him for 11 days, informing him that they would execute him and bury his body in a grave without a gravestone bearing his name. They woke him up for three consecutive days, and put a bag on his head and wrapped the gallows around his neck and told him that they would not kill him if he admitted to taking part in the armed attack, but he refused and insisted on his innocence.
AODHR condemned the Iranian regime’s committing the crime of the execution of detainees as there was insufficient evidence to their participation in the armed attack. And it is demanding Amnesty International and international human rights organizations of immediate action to ensure that such crimes are not repeated against the defenseless Ahwazi people.
The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights “AODHR”