Organized Effort to Execute Arvin Ghahramani, a Juvenile Jewish Offender

22 May 2024 21:14

Hengaw; Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Arvin Ghahramani (Nathaniel), a juvenile offender imprisoned in Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah and a member of the Jewish community of Kurdistan, was arrested at the age of 17 on charges of murder and subsequently sentenced to death. He is currently under significant pressure for the execution of his sentence.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, the life of Arvin Ghahramani, a 20-year-old prisoner from Bukan residing in Kermanshah and follower of Judaism, is at risk due to pressure from the Revolutionary Guards and the Imam of Kermanshah.

An informed source reports that Habibollah Ghafoori, the Imam of Kermanshah and Khamenei's representative in Kermanshah province, along with the Revolutionary Guards' intelligence division, has pressured the victim's family to withhold consent for clemency due to Arvin Ghahramani's Jewish faith.

The source added that Arvin Ghahramani was arrested at the age of 17 during a group conflict that resulted in the death of Amir Shokri, a Muslim individual. He was sentenced to death by the judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran without compelling evidence.

Sources close to Ghahramani’s family indicate that he has been held in solitary confinement throughout his imprisonment and has been denied transfer to the general ward due to his adherence to Judaism.

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