Shirku Maarefi, the Kurdish political prisoner is executed


Shirku Maarefi, the Kurdish political prisoner has been executed in Saghez prison this morning.sherko-moaarefi

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Shirku Maarefi the political prisoner who was sentenced to death by the revolutionary court of Saghez has been executed this morning.

He had been transferred to the solitary some hours before and was executed in the meeting hall of Saghez central prison.

One of his relatives confirmed the reports about his execution and told to HRANA’s reporter: “We were in front of the door of Saghez central prison but the authorities did not give us his body. One the authorities told us that they will give us the body if go in the evening. We hope they are honest and will let us have funeral.”

Shirku Maarefi, born in Baneh, had been arrested in 2007 and was sentenced to death on charge of cooperation with Kurdish opposition parties.

His case was sent to branch 4 of the appeal court of Kurdistan province which confirmed the death verdict as well as the Supreme Court.

There had been 10 political prisoners executed in Zahedan, Uremia and Salmas prisons last week.

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