Kurdish Teacher Facing Execution Based on “Zero Evidence"
(March 20, 2008) The prosecution and sentencing to death of a Kurdish teacher in Iran are based on “absolutely zero evidence,” according to his lawyer.
The Revolutionary Court prosecuted Farzad Kamangar (32), a teacher and social worker in the city of Kamyaran, on charges of membership in the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK). The court issued a death sentence for Kamangar on February 25, 2008.
“Kamangar’s prosecution is an absolute miscarriage of justice. This sentence is issued with complete disregard for minimum standards of due process. It is akin to an extrajudicial execution,” the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said.