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Iran: Father fears "innocent" son to be executed

Source: Radio Zamaneh

The father of Zanyar Moradi, an Iranian political prisoner sentenced to death, says his son and his son's cellmate and friend, Loghman Moradi, are in imminent danger of execution.

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran quotes Eghbal Moradi as saying that Zanyar's cellmates at Rejai Shahr Prison have told him that on Sunday, Zanyar and Loghman were called in to see the Deputy Prosecutor, who interviewed them for two hours.

Eghbal Moradi added that the Deputy Prosecutor apparently expressed surprise that the two had not been executed yet, and since then the two prisoners have been incommunicado.

Intelligence officers arrested Zanyar Moradi and Loghman Moradi in Marivan in Kurdistan Province in August of 2009. They were charged with "enmity against God" for membership in the Kurdish Party "Kumeleh" and collaboration in the assassination of the son of Marivon's Friday Mass Imam.

The two were sentenced to death, and the death penalty was approved in the appellate court.

The two prisoners, who have not been allowed any outside visits since their arrest, have issued letters on several occasions, saying they were forced to accept the charges against them under torture and threats of sexual abuse.

Eghbal Moradi also reported that the claimant in the case against his son and Loghman Moradi, the father of the deceased, Mostafa Shirzadi, has also been called to Tehran, which according to Moradi is another indication that the executions are about to be carried out.

The father of 21-year-old Zanyar Moradi emphasized that his son is innocent and has never been involved in politics.

He reportedly has urged Iranian judiciary officials to give his son and his friend Loghman Moradi a fair trial. "Let them have a lawyer, these kids never had a lawyer see their case," Moradi is quoted as saying.

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