Moarefi was taken from his ward and taken to a cell on Sunday evening before he has been executed this morning.
34 year old Moarefi, from the Baneh city, was arrested and sentenced to death on charges of “enmity against God” on 1 November 2007. His death sentence was confirmed twice on 14 November 2009 and 1 May 2011 but he wasn’t executed due to public pressure.
On the other hand, it is alleged that another political prisoner Mutelib Ehmedi has also been taken to the execution cell in the Seqiz prison.
Iranian regime has executed at least 16 Kurds, including three political prisoners, in the last ten days.
Iranian High Court has recently approved the death sentence asked for another Kurdish political prisoner Mansur Arwend. The Kurdish prisoner is at imminent risk of being executed. Arwend who is currently being held in the Urmiye jail in east Kurdistan was arrested two years ago for alleged cooperation with a Kurdish organization in Mahabad.
PJAK (Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan) member Habibullah Gulperipur in Umraniye jail and Kurdish political prisoner Riza Ismail Mamedi in Salmas jail were hanged on 25 October. Some sources claim that 11 prisoners were hanged in Urmiye prison on 29 October.
The instant increase in the number of executions have raised concerns over the imminent execution of Kurdish political prisoners in Iranian jails.
In a statement published one week ago, Amnesty International warned that two death row prisoners from Iran’s Kurdish minority, Zaniar Moradi and Loghman Moradi, are at imminent risk of being executed. AI called on the Iranian regime to immediately halt the execution of two political prisoners and others on death row.
Zaniar Moradi and Loghman Moradi, both death row prisoners from Iran’s Kurdish minority, claim they were tortured into “confessing” to the 2009 murder of the son of a senior cleric in Marivan, Kurdistan province. They were sentenced to death in December 2010 after being convicted of “enmity against God” (moharebeh) and “corruption on earth” for the murder. They were also convicted of participating in armed activities with Komala, a Kurdish opposition group, which conducted armed struggle against the Islamic Republic of Iran.