January 31, 2011
NCRI – A Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death in Iran has been taken to an unknown location from Ward 4 of the Gohardasht prison in Karaj.
According to Harana news agency on Sunday, Loqman Moradi was transferred from the ward and never returned.
In view of the recent spike in the number of executions by the clerical regime, there is a probability for political prisoners to be hanged in secret.
Loqman and Zanyar Moradi have been sentenced to “moharebeh” (enmity against God) and charged with killing the son of Marivan city’s Friday prayer leader.
Neither the defenders nor their lawyers have been notified of the sentencing, according to the news agency.
In a letter, the two prisoners have written that they were forced to confess to the allegations after being threatened in prison with rape.
Loqman Moradi was previously arrested on a number of occasions for supporting the Kurdish political opposition in Iran.