Two Kurdish activists hanged in prison in Iran    Wed. 7 Sep 2005


Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Sep. 07 Two Iranian Kurdish activists were hanged in a prison in the town of Orumieh, northwest Iran, for their opposition to the Iranian regime, opposition websites reported on Wednesday.

Esmaeil Mohammadi, a 38-year-old father of five, was a Kurdish activist who supported the Kurdish Komala organisation and had been arrested in the western Iranian town of
Boukan in 2002. Mohammadi was reported tortured while in prison.

The second political prisoner executed was Mohammad Panj-Bini who was a member of separate Kurdish group.

Several other Kurdish activists are awaiting execution in Iranian Kurdistan.

The Iranian regime has stepped up the execution of political prisoners, many of which are carried out in secret, primarily to create an atmosphere of fear among
Irans rebellious young generation.