The Iranian regime’s Supreme Court has upheld death sentences issued for Amir Hossein Moradi (aged 25), Saied Tamjidi (aged 27) and Mohammad Rajabi (aged 25), three political prisoners arrested during Iran’s November 2019 nationwide uprising, according to a report published on Wednesday, June 24, on the Hrana website.
One of the lawyers of these three inmates, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the report. It is worth noting that Amir Hossein Moradi, Saied Tamjidi, and Mohammad Rajabi were sentenced to death by Abolghasem Salavati in Branch 15 of the regime’s so-called Revolutionary Courts in Tehran. Salavati is known for his long history of issuing death sentences for political prisoners and other regime dissidents. These three political prisoners have in all their court hearings protested being placed under vicious torture by regime authorities.
Amnesty International launched an urgent action appeal to 'quash the death sentences of Amirhossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saeed Tamjidi.' Amnesty reports that the trials of these three men were completely unfair. According to their report, all of their confessions were coerced as they were forced to confess for the camera as a televised propaganda piece. The three men were also promised medical treatment if they confessed, which they were later denied.
They have also said they were subjected to torture and other ill-treatment, including being kicked, beaten with batons and hung upside down while repeatedly receiving heavy blows to their legs and feet. All three political prisoners have been denied access to a lawyer during the investigation phase of their case. This, as always, raises serious questions about the due process denied to defendants, especially political prisoners, in the so-called courts of the mullahs’ judiciary.