According to the Iranian media, two prisoners belonging to Iranian Arab minorities were hanged at Dezful prison Sunday morning August 4.
An Iranian official told ISNA, “by forming a terrorist group, these people acted against the stability and security, committed murders, and bought arms. Four years ago, they shot dead two pilgrims in Dezful and wounded three.”
Local sources identified the executed prisoners as Abdullah Karmollah Chab and Ghassem Beit-Abdullah.
Amnesty International had previously reported: “confessions they have said were obtained under torture and other ill-treatment, including electric shocks and mock executions, were used to convict them. Their cases are before the Supreme Court.”
Abdullah Karmollah Chab and Ghassem Beit-Abdullah were arrested two years ago along with 7 others. Other co-defendants sentenced to life imprisonment. Ghassem Beit-Abdullah, a father of two, was 33 and Abdullah Karmollah Chab, a father of three, was 39 at the time of the execution.
Iranian authorities have used Moharebeh (waging war against God) charges against a wide range of people including those involved in armed robbery and members of banned opposition groups. According to IHR’s reports, more than 90% of those executed with Moharebeh charges for political affiliations, belong to ethnic groups such as Kurds, Arabs and Baluchis. There are many reports of the use of torture to extract confessions and unfair trials in such cases.
Source » iranhr