Kurds

Witness Statement of Amir Ahmadi

Amir Ahmadi, a Komala member, gives a detailed account of the conditions during his nearly two-and-a-half years in the Intelligence Ministry's Sanandaj detention center and Sanandaj Central Prison. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Mala’ekeh Alamhooli

Mala'ekeh Alamhooli shares the story of her niece, Shirin Alamhooli, who was arrested in April 2008, charged with complicity in a bombing, tortured, imprisoned, and ultimately executed in May 2009. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Kaveh Tahmasebi

The environmental activism of Kaveh Tahmasebi gave rise to three separate prosecutions and 22 months' imprisonment. He was questioned by the same interrogator as Yaser Goli—a Kurdish student activist. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Sherko Jahani Asl

Sherko Jahani Asl provides a detailed account of his three periods of imprisonment for writing allegedly subversive fiction, a blasphemy charge, and human rights activism. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Nasser Golparipour

Nasser Golparipour, a former IRGC member and the father of Kurdish Iranian death row prisoner Habibollah Golparipour, discusses his son's case. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Fatemeh Goftari

Along with her own experiences in detention, Fatemeh Goftari, Yaser Goli's mother, sheds light on the arrest, detention and subsequent escape of her husband and sons from Iran. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Lotfollah Lotfollahpour

During the most recent of Lotfollah Lotfollahpour's arrests by the Islamic Republic, Kurdish political prisoner Ehsan Fattahian, who was executed in November 2009, was also arrested. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Amir Babakri

Schoolteacher Amir Babakri was not only sentenced to fifteen months' imprisonment for human rights activism, but also suffered professional sanctions as a public employee. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Khalegh Hamedzadeh

Khalegh Hamedzadeh was affiliated with a cultural organization that became a target of the Ministry of Intelligence, which accused him of political activities. After 20 months in Mahabad and Maragheh Central Prisons, he fled Iran while on furlough for a respiratory illness. He was issued a death sentence in absentia. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Saber Kakehassan

Filmmaker Saber Kakehassan was arrested four separate times for attempting to pursue his profession, serving a total of one year in detention. ... Read more

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