Political prisoner Hedayat Abdollahpour’s death certificate was handed to his family after 44 days.
Forty-four days after the execution of Kurdish political prisoner Hedayat Abdullahpour, his family learned that his execution sentence was carried out on May 11.
Farhad Abdullahpour, Hedayat’s brother, confirmed the news and said: “His execution was carried out in a barrack in Oshnavieh. The registry office of Oshnavieh has issued a death certificate for Hedayat Abdullahpour, according to which Hedayat was executed on May 11.”
The death certificate states the cause of death was a “collision of a hard object or a bullet.”
The Kurdish political prisoner was transferred to an undisclosed location on May 9, 2020.
When his family sought information about his fate and whereabouts, the deputy prosecutor in Orumiyeh told his wife in a threatening and mocking manner: “When the ministry of intelligence and the Revolutionary Guards do not tell you where your relative is, you better refer to the cemetery.”
Hedayat Abdollahpour was detained along with dozens of other people on June 15, 2016, after a clash in his village in Qarah Soqol in Oshnavieh.
Due to clashes with the IRGC, he was sentenced to death in February, charged with collaboration with the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan.
His family and relatives believe that the reason for his death sentence is the pressures of Orumiyeh’s intelligence forces.
Hossein Ahmadi Niaz, Mr. Abdollahpour’s lawyer, said about his client’s legal situation:
“The court issued a verdict and sentenced Abdollahpour to death which was rejected by the Supreme Court because Abdollahpour wasn’t armed. The law should be in favor of the accused, but later on another death sentence was issued.”
His death sentence was approved on September 23, 2018.
On Monday, July 2, 2018, Ms. Marjan Behrouzi the mother of a death-row political prisoner, attempted to set herself on fire outside the Governor’s Office in Oshnavieh, which fortunately could be prevented.
On June 30, the family’s other son, Farhad, had also been arrested and transferred to an unknown location.
Mr. Abuakbar Abdollahpour had been arrested and interrogated several times as well.
It is to be mentioned that Amnesty international issued a statement on Friday June 11, 2020, for the Iranian authorities to urgently clarify the fate and whereabouts of Hedayat Abdollahpour, a Kurdish prisoner, and now his death certificate has been issued after 44 days.
Mr. Abuakbar Abdollahpour said in an audio message about his son’s cruel execution: “They hanged my son for a piece of bread.”
The implementation of the death penalty violates all international laws, and the Iranian judiciary must be brought to justice for enforcing this inhuman sentence.