Iran Human Rights – Ramin Hossein Panahi, a political prisoner in Iran, returned to his cell yesterday after his execution was delayed and he met his lawyer today. Nevertheless, he is still in imminent danger of execution.
According to a close source, on the evening of Wednesday, May 2, Ramin Hossein Panahi returned to his cell from the solitary confinement of Sanandaj Central Prison after his execution was delayed and he was able to meet his lawyer today.
Iran Human Rights believes that the execution was stopped through the efforts of human rights activists and public pressure. The efforts should continue until the case is rejected and reviewed through a fair trial.
Ramin Hossein Panahi’s lawyer, Hossein Ahmadi Niaz, told IHR, “As long as Ramin Hossein Panahi’s sentence is not stopped, there is still a chance of him getting executed. We should try to have his verdict rejected.”
He also added, “In fact, what worries us is the proceedings of his case which didn’t conform to the law. For example, the case was sent to the Supreme Court on March 11, 2018, and his verdict was approved on April 12 or 13 after only one month. This is not fair. The judges should review the case very carefully.”
Ramin Hossein Panahi was shot and arrested by the agents of the Revolutionary Guard on Friday, June 23, 2017. The agents claimed that he was armed, but Ramin’s family claim otherwise.
This prisoner was transferred to Sanandaj central Prison on January 9, 2018, after spending 200 days in the custody of the Intelligence Organization of Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution and the Ministry of Intelligence.
Ramin Hossein Panahi’s trial was held on January 15, 2017. He was sentenced to death in the first session on the charge of “rebellion against the regime, acting against the national security, and being a member of Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan.” His execution was approved by branch 39 of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 10 after which his layer requested a retrial.