Friday , 18 September 2020

IRAN: TORTURED IRANIAN KURD AT RISK OF EXECUTION: ARSALAN KHODKAM

Amnesty – Arsalan Khodkam, from Iran’s Kurdish minority, is at risk of execution in West Azerbaijan province. He was sentenced to death for “spying” after a grossly unfair trial that lasted about 30 minutes and relied on “confessions” he says were obtained under torture. He has never been allowed access to a lawyer of his own choosing. The use of the death penalty for “espionage” violates international law.

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