Mother of political prisoner on death row calls for a fair and open trial of her sonPublished by International Liberty Association on May 5, 2018
Dayeh Sharifeh, the mother of the Kurdish political prisoner on death row, Ramin Hossein Panahi, has called for an open trial of her son and challenged the Revolutionary Guards’ charges against him.
Ramin Hossein Panahi was scheduled to be executed on Thursday, May 3 but his execution was postponed after a social media campaign draw international attention to his case. He has since been returned to the general ward of the Central Prison of Sanandaj. His niece, Nishtman Hossein Panahi, committed suicide on 1 May 2018 after hearing that her uncle was set to be executed the following days.
In a message published in social media on May the 3rd, Mrs Dayeh Sharifeh said:
“Since the first day when Ramin was arrested, we demanded that his trial be open. Ramin is absolutely innocent.
“He had come to Sanandaj just to visit me. Now if the Justice Ministry is telling the truth, they should also disseminate what Ramin and I have said.
“False charges have been levelled by the IRGC to cover up their own crimes by sending Ramin to the gallows.“