Habibollah Golparipour (حبیب الله گلپری پور)
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Habibollah Golparipour executed
Among those executed over the weekend was Habibollah Golparipour, another Kurdish minority political prisoner for whom Amnesty International has campaigned.
On the morning of 25 October, he was transferred from solitary confinement in Oroumieh Prison, West Azerbaijan Province, north-west of Iran, to an unknown location and executed the same evening. His family was not notified beforehand After his execution, the Iranian authorities have reportedly refused to hand over his body to his family adding to their distress.
Habibollah Golparipour was sentenced to death in a five-minute trial in March 2010. He had been arrested in September of the previous year in north-western Iran and convicted of “enmity against God” (moharebeh) through his alleged cooperation with a banned armed group, the ‘Party For Free Life of Kurdistan’ (PJAK). According to the court documents, he had denied any armed activity. He subsequently wrote a letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader, alleging he was tortured during interrogation – but these allegations were never investigated.
Your Excellency, Honorable Ban Ki Moon,
The Iranian regime is continuing its unjust and unprecedented crime against Kurdish political Activists and ready to yet commit another crime!! After recent execution of Farzad Kamangar, Shirin Alem Holy, Ali Heidarian , Farhad Vekili, Mehdi Islamian , the regime now punished Habibollah Golparipour with death sentence and determined to take her life away.
I am writing to you today because I am extremely concerned about the current situation of Mr Habibollah Golparipour (حبیب الله گلپری پور), a 27 years old Kurdish political prisoner who was sentenced to death on November 26, 2009.
Habibollah Golparipour, a native of Sanandaj, was sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court in the Kurdish city of Mahabad. Golparipour, who had been accused of propaganda activities and membership in an anti-regime group, was tried on Moharebeh charges. The court cited articles 186 & 190 of the Islamic Penal law for its decision.
During a recent meeting, the case judge threatened Golparipour, telling him that his death sentence would be carried out if he did not end his hunger strike.
In response to the judge’s threats, the Kurdish activist said, “I know that I will be executed soon; therefore, I will end my life myself in order to shame you, even after my death.”
Golparipour, who has been on hunger strike since May 12, is reportedly in a critical condition. His lawyer, Ehsan Mojtavi, has objected Golparipour’s death sentence verdict but has yet to receive a response to his appeal.
We are asking you to please do not remain silent during these critical days as the Islamic regime will not hesitate taking this young activist’s life!
Thank you in advance for all your hard work.
We are asking your excellency to use your authority and do whatever possible to stop Habibollah Golparipour's execution. The Iranian regime is blood thirsty and have no regard for the life of a Kurdish activists who are only asking for basic freedoms and equal justice for all.
Please help save Habibollah Golparipour.
The Habibollah Golparipour (حبیب الله گلپری پور) petition to UN, FN, UNHCR, EU, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki-Moon, Human Right was written by SaiedSanandej and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.