Iran executes Kurdish ‘political prisoner’, say rights groups

Two human rights groups say Iranian authorities initially told the family of Mohayyedin Ebrahimi he was being moved to another prison before hanging him and asking relatives to come and collect the body. – EPA pic, March 17, 2023.

IRAN executed a Kurdish man viewed as a political prisoner by activists for membership of an outlawed group today, rights groups said.

Mohayyedin Ebrahimi was hanged at dawn at Urmia prison in northwestern Iran, the Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) and Hengaw rights groups said in separate statements.

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