Iran has executed Kurdish political prisoner Mohyeddin Ebrahimi on Friday, hours after his family had been told his execution had been suspended, Iran International reported.
Ebrahimi was being kept in solitary confinement in Orumiyeh’s central prison where he was killed in the early hours of Friday.
Human rights group Hengaw had expressed concerns over Ebrahimi being transferred to solitary confinement in recent days, and protesters had gathered outside the prison demanding the reversal of his death sentence.
Originally from Oshnavieh, Ebrahimi, who was a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, was first arrested in 2009 on charges of cooperating with a Kurdish opposition party. He was released after serving a 14-month sentence but was arrested again in 2017 after being shot by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Since then, he had remained in prison and was sentenced to death in August 2018.
Ebrahimi is just one of many Kurds who have died in Iran in recent times, as the ongoing protests in the country have led to many deaths. The Iranian government’s crackdown on protests has been particularly severe in Kurdish populated areas of the country. The protests erupted after the death of Iranian Kurdish woman Jîna Masha Amini in morality police custody in September 2022.