Iran has executed Kurdish political prisoner Kamal Ahmadnejad in Minadoab, northwest Iran, on Monday morning. He faced charges of killing an IRGC member and membership in a Kurdish dissident group.
According to a source he was suddenly taken to Ward 2 two weeks ago and was executed on Monday, September 10. His family and relatives were not notified until the prisoner was already hanged.
Kamal Ahmadnejad was arrested in 2014 along with five others each of whom was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.
Political Prisoner Kamal Ahmadnejad, wrote a letter to the UN Human Rights Rapporteur, Mrs. Asma Jahangir in November 2017, that revealed the horrific extent of his experiences in prison. He detailed the tortures he had been subjected to and described how the authorities tortured him to make televised confession.
In his letter political prisoner Kamal Ahmadnejad wrote, “I was arrested on December 24, 2014 by the Intelligence Ministry agents in Miandoab city. I spent 24 hours in the Miandoab Detention Center under torture. I would not even know why I was arrested.
I was informed of a murder charge fabricated by the inspector at the behest of Ministry of Intelligence. They set a bail bound for me on the charge of murder and I was transferred to Intelligence detention center of Urmia on charges of murder.
I was interrogated and tortured for 6 months in solitary confinement of the Ministry of Intelligence. Cells colored with horror and fear. In fact, the cells are designed in a way to break the will of the prisoner and make him surrender by creating an atmosphere of fear, terror, and despair. Solitary cells of Intelligence detention center, turns every citizen to a criminal and felon.
I was no exception to the rule. I was subjected to physical, mental and psychological torture for six months. Torturers and interrogators were only trying to introduce me as a murderer.
I gradually realized that I am in custody along with five other individuals from the village of Gamishgoli, three of whom were arrested two months earlier than me.”
“Every day I wished a hundred times to die. I had gone completely mad! Why me?” he said.
Among the torture methods he was subjected to are kicking and punching, lashing with cable, electric shocks. He further mentioned that he was threatened with his wife being arrested.
He also explained how he confessed under torture to the crime he had not committed. Then he was forced to attend in a TV interview, after being threatened with death.
“The text of the interview was already prepared by the interrogators and torturers. A few days before the interview they tortured me to memorize the text to then read it during the interview,” Ahmadnezhad said.
In another part of his letter Kamal Ahmadnejad wrote, “During detention and interrogation period, they did not pay attention to my personal remarks and defenses.
During my incarceration and interrogation, no attention was paid to my statements about being innocent. Judge of the First Branch of the Penal (court) of Miandoab, issued a death sentence without considering my evidences and documents, and only by referring to the Ministry of Intelligence.
They did not summon to court the witnesses who were willing to testify that I was at home on the day the murdered was committed. The scene of murder was also not restored due to lack of evidence.
Therefore, I declare that I am innocent and do not commit any crime. The Intelligence Ministry and other provincial security agencies are trying to kill me.”
He urged Ms. Asma Jahangir, UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and all human rights activists, to speak out over his situation in any way possible.
Source » iran-hrm