• Please hurry. Just envision for a moment what it is like for those of us waiting to be executed.

  • Please investigate the increased rate of executions in Iran.

  • Can you not do more to save us? Can you not do more?

Dearest Friends at the International Committee Against Execution,

We heard that you are holding a conference against executions in Cologne, Germany. We are Zaniar and Loghman Moradi, in Rejai Shahr Prison in the city of Karaj. We would like to thank you for your work and let you know that your work brings those of us awaiting our execution much hope and the warmest feelings.

Please hurry. Just envision for a moment what it is like for those of us who are waiting to be executed here at any time, without notice. We are asking you out of desperate despair. I go numb as I imagine the scene on the day they finally come ... I wait for the sound of the heavy boots of my executioner; he is outside my cell… I see his stare…. he walks us slowly to the gallows, step by step... no expression on his face... he puts the rope around our necks ... and then... I cannot to think of what comes after that, my mind freezes.

Awaiting execution is torment.

Please investigate the increased rate of executions in Iran. I do not want to die so young. It might be too late for us tomorrow. Life is not something that can be returned after it has been taken... is it bad that we really want to live?

Please object to these executions even more strongly. Can there be more people working together? Can you do even more, protest more? Can you not do more to save us? Can you not do more?

With greatest regards,

Zaniar and Loghman Moradi
Rajai-Shahr Prison, Karaj, Iran
January 17, 2014 (27 Dey, 1392 Persian Calendar)

This letter is courtesy of the International Committee Against Execution, and was edited from the original Farsi version for the sake of simplicity.

A public hanging in Iran.


Appendix: Partial List of Political Prisoners in Iran

Source: The Campaign to Free Political Prisoners (CFPPI)

Name Age Prison City Sentence Charges Ailment Arrest Date
Mohammad-Reza Pourshajri 53 Central Prison Karaj 4 years Acting against national security
Insulting Islam
Insulting the Supreme Leader
Diabetes, kidney stones, heart attack, enlarged prostate 2010
Dr. Sayed Madani   Central Prison Bandar Abbas 6 years Acting against national security
Civil rights activist
Sociology Research
Gallbladder stones 2011
Dr. Nader Babai   Evin, ward 350 Tehran 74 lashes and 6 years suspended sentence Social and civil activist arrested during the 2009 protests for helping his student Omid Dana.
war vet for Iran/Iraq war
2 strokes
internal bleeding
seizures
2012
Vahid Roohbakhsh   Evin, ward 350 Tehran 18 months suspended sentence he was arrested during the 2009 protests on charges of protesting/gathering and propagating propaganda against the regime due to severe beatings during torture he has lost 70% of his hearing and needs a hearing aid 2010
Dr. Haani Yazloo 59 Evin, ward 350 Tehran 6 years propaganda against the regime
he was previously arrested and sentenced to 1 year in prison and 15 years in exile
He has had 2 open heart surgeries and suffers from extremely high blood pressure. 2012
Pajman Abdodlhossein Zade   Evin, ward 350 Tehran Held for 1 year Green movement activist from 2009 and arrested before and this year again Broken arm during arrest 2012
Mehdi Khodai   Evin, ward 350 Tehran 7 years human rights activist
acting against national security
Injured jaw and gums (due to beatings) 2012
Zaniar Moradi   Rajai Shahr Karaj Death-hanging enemy of God
alleged killing of the son of an Imam
Broken spine and unbearable pain as result of routine torture, paralysis 2008
Loghman Moradi   Rajai Shahr Karaj Death-hanging enemy of God
alleged killing of the son of an Imam
Broken spine and unbearable pain as result of routine torture 2008
Yashar Daralshafa   Evin Tehran 5.5 years acting against national security
insulting the President
Problems with spine and disc 2009
Saeed MatinPour 38 Evin Tehran 8 years acting against national security
contacting with foreigners
Extreme back pain and numb legs 1997
Ahmad Doneshpour   Evin Tehran Death Supporter of the MEK Crohn's and intestinal bleeding 2009
Ayatollah Hossein Boroujerdi 54 Evin Tehran One year in Tehran and 10 years exile Accused of acting against national security, holding lectures and public incitement against the regime and Islamic Constitution Due to torture he is suffering from Parkinson's diseases, heart disease, kidney failure, pulmonary edema, edema of the legs, diabetes, high blood pressure, 90% loss of vision in the right eye and many other ailments 2006
Rasool Badaghi   Rajai Shahr Karaj In prison 6 years Teachers Union board member Severe debilitating headaches 2009
Reza Shahabi   Evin ward 350 Tehran 4 years prison and 5 years ban on union activities, 70 million Tomans fine Union worker activist member of imprisoned workers union high blood pressure and neck and low back pain 2010
Mohammad Jarahi   Tabriz Prison Tabriz 5 years Workers Union member Thyroid gland tumor which has developed to cancer 2011
Mohammad Ali Taheri 54 Evin ward 209 Tehran 7 years prison, 900 million Tomans fine and 64 lashes Apostasy, violating national security establishment of a spiritual center( Erfan-e Halghe) Has been on hunger strike 9 times and has serious infection of the mouth and jaw  
Hamid Navid   Evin ward 350 Tehran Death   Lymphatic cancer  
Ali Alaee   Evin Tehran 7 years Collaboration with a hostile enemy government Heart disease and spinal cord pain/injury  
Mostafa Daneshjoo   Evin -- intelligence /security section Tehran in prison without sentencing part of the Dervish Gonabadi group Lung disease, difficulty breathing 2011
Reza Entesary   Evin Tehran   Webmaster, blogger (blog: Majzobane Noor) Injury to left arm 2011
Assadollah Hadi   Evin Tehran 5 years Ex-political prisoner in '80s
acting against national security
Severe heart disease along with problems with the meniscus of the knee 2009
Asghar Ghattan   Evin ward 350 Tehran 5.5 years Ex-political prisoner in 80's
connection to MEK organization
Kidney and heart problems along with prostate issues 2010
Mohmmad Salemi 64 Evin ward 350 Tehran 3 years Ex-political prisoner in 80's
connection to MEK organization
enemy of God
Heart disease and spinal sciatica and kidney problems 2009
Mohammad Sadigh Kabodavand   Evin Tehran 10.5 years establishing a human rights organization and acting against national security Prostate problems 1997
Kamyar Sabeti   Evin Tehran 5 years spying Heart disease  
Sina Azeemi   Evin Tehran 5 years spying Problems breathing/lung issues  
Mohsen Daneshpour 67 Evin Tehran Death acting against national security
enemy of God
connection to MEK organization
Heart and prostate disease 2009
Hassan Faraji   Evin ward 350 Tehran 7 years spying Heart disease, spinal cord injury, intestinal disease 2009
Alireza Ahmadi 30 Evin ward 350 Tehran   Collaborating with enemy Broken legs during interrogation as a result of being kicked 2012
Tasavor Taghipour   Evin ward 350 Tehran 7 years member of human rights organization and thus propaganda against the regime Jaw and gum problems 2012
Mohammad Davari 41 Evin ward 350 Tehran 5 years Acting against national security Knee and lower back joint problems along with mouth and teeth injuries 2009
Amir Khoram 51 Evin Tehran 8 years Member of the Freedom Movement - conspiring against national security Jaw and gum injuries 2009
Amir Eslami   Evin ward 350 Tehran No sentence arrested in 2011 Member of Darvish Gonabadi and webmaster, blogger (blog: Majzobane Noor) Severe heart and intestinal pain 2011
Rahman Ghahermanpour   Evin ward 350 Tehran 3.5 years spying Spinal cord pain, nose, ear and throat issues 2011
Esmael Barzagari   Evin ward 350 Tehran No sentence arrested 2011 Acting against national security Gum and jaw issues 2011
Nader Jani   Evin ward 350 Tehran 3.5 years Assembly and collusion against national security Spinal cord, heart lung problems 2012
Saeed Mohammad Ebrahimi   Evin ward 350 Tehran 5 years insulting the Supreme Leader
Acting against national security
involvement in a soft Coup
Asthma and intestinal issues plus lower back Joint problem - herniated disc 2010
Hamid Reza Moradi   Evin ward 209 Tehran No sentence Member of Darvish Gonabadi
acting against national security
spreading lies and propaganda
Spinal stenosis 2011
Hossein Zarrini   Evin ward 350 Tehran 4 years Assembly and collusion against national security epilepsy 2010
Behnam Ebrahim Zade   Evin ward 350 Tehran 5 years Workers Union Activist Arthritis in the neck and ear, jaw and kidney pain 2010
Saeed Abedeeni   Evin ward 350 Tehran 8 years Establishing and running a church from his home Bleeding from stomach and bladder 2012
Farzad Rohi   Evin Tehran 3.5 years Propaganda against the regime and insulting Islam Sinusitis 2010
Assadollah Assadi   Evin ward 350 Tehran 10 years Collaborating with enemy Lung problems/disease 2010
Gholamreza Hosseini   Evin ward 209 Tehran 10 years Collaborating with enemy The destruction of the hip joint, and leg – gum issues 2010
Majid Assadi   Evin ward 350 Tehran 4 years Assembly and collusion against national security Anxiety and severe headaches 2008
Nader Karbassi 58 Evin Tehran No sentence Communicating with opposition groups Joint problem - herniated disc 2011
Mohammad Banazade Amir-Kheezi 68 Evin ward 209 Tehran 5 years Communicating with MEK organization History of surgery and has severe bone pain 2010
Mushallah Hatteri 61 Rajai Shahr Karaj 15 years Ex-political prisoner in the 80s
protesting in 2009 demonstrations
Has had heart surgery and suffers from brain hemorrhage 2009
Riazollah Sobhani 68 Rajai Shahr Karaj 4 years Professor of online Baha'i school, member of the Baha'i faith History of heart surgery. arthritis in hands and feet 2011
Jamal Khanjani 80 Evin Tehran 20 years Member of the Baha'i faith
Accused of spying for Israel
Old age 2008
Mohammad Saifzadeh 66 Evin ward 350 Tehran 8 years Establishing human rights organization and acting against the regime Stroke, numbness of hands and feet. Severe chest pains 2011
Farhad Sadaghi 67 Rajai Shahr Karaj 4 years Professor of online Baha'i school and member of Baha'i faith Kidney stones, gall bladder stones and cataracts 2011
Kayvan Samimi 65 Rajai Shahr Karaj 6 years Questioning the 2009 election results and calling the results fraudulent Severe heart disease - joint problems - need for internal operations 2009
Sharokh Tanef 64 Rajai Shahr Karaj 4 years Being a member of the Baha'i faith Joint pain 2008
Karim Ma'rof Aziz 70 Rajai Shahr Karaj Life in prison spying Diabetes - old age 1995
Behrooz Azizi Tavakoli 62 Rajai Shahr Karaj 20 years Member of Baha'i faith
Spying for Israel
Coronary Heart – Arthritis and herniated disc 1997
Fariba Kamal Abadi (female)   Evin Tehran 20 years Member of Baha'i faith
Spying for Israel
Osteoporosis 2007
Mahvash Shahriyari (female)   Evin Tehran 20 years Member of Baha'i faith
Spying for Israel
Osteoporosis and depression 2008
Hassan Fatali Ashtiani 64 Rajai Shahr Karaj 15 years Communication with MEK organization Joint pain 2007
Kamran Mortezai 61 Rajai Shahr Karaj 5 years Member of Baha'i faith
Spying for Israel
Severe back and knee pain 2011
Amonollah Mostaghim              
Rajai Shahr     Karaj 5 years Member of Baha'i faith
And a teacher of the faith online
Diabetic, heart disease and history of open heart surgery 2010
Favad Moghadam 62 Rajai Shahr Karaj 5 years Member of Baha'i faith
And a teacher of the faith online
Swelling of the arteries and herniated disc 2011
Adelle Naemi 61 Rajai Shahr Karaj 11 years Member of Baha'i faith
Spying for Israel
Heart disease, diabetic and past gall bladder and intestine surgery 2011
Neymat Rashidi 21 Evin Tehran No sentence Member of the minority group of Kurdistan
communications with opposition groups
Pain from injuries caused by torture 2011
Ali Ma'ezi 59 Central prison Karaj One year in prison - suspended Enemy of God and supporter of MEK organization bladder cancer 2011
Reza Joshan 27     2.5 years in prison and 3 years exile Enemy of God Vision and heart problems and increased blood platelet count 2010
Mijagh Bozdannejad 27 Rajai Shahr Karaj 13 years Communication with MEK
And paying tribute to those executed in 1988
depression 2007
Mohammad Ali Mansouri 53 Rajai Shahr Karaj 18 years Communication with MEK   2007
Saeed Maasoori 48 Gohardasht Karaj Life Communication with MEK Heart disease painful gums,, back pain 2000
Shahram Radmehr   Rajai Shahr Karaj 9 years Propaganda against the regime and insulting Islam    
Behnoud Gholizadeh   Rajai Shahr Karaj 9 years Propaganda against the regime and insulting Islam    
Sedigheh Moradi 54     9 years      
Motahareh Bahrami 60 Evin Tehran 10 years Enemy of god and connection with MEK   2009
Kobra Bannazadeh Amirkhizi 62 Evin Tehran 5 years Enemy of god and connection with MEK    
Peyman KasNezhad   Evin Tehran 3 years Connection with Israel    
Davoud Asadi 78 Kianoush Sabouri          
Omid Shahmoradi Sanandaji   Evin Tehran 3 years Acting against national security   2011
Mahdi Sajedifar 35 Evin Tehran   Connection with foreign government   2011
Amir Moladoust              
Morteza Rahim Tayefeh              
Majid Mohammadi Moien   Evin Tehran 4 years Connection with foreign government   2012
Afshin Karampour              
MohammadHossein Yousefpour   Evin Tehran 5.5 years Propaganda against the regime and apostasy   2009
Abdollah Momeni 36 Evin Tehran   Propaganda against the regime and apostasy   2009
Alireza Ousivand Karimi              
Omid Kokabee 31 Evin Tehran 10 years communicating with a hostile government kidney problems some stomach issues 2011
Zeynab Jalalian 33 Dizel-Abad Kermanshah Life enmity against God (moharebeh) losing eye sight 2007
Hossein ronaghi 28 Evin Tehran 15 years Acting against national security Kidny disease, stomach bleeding, several hunger strikes in prison 2009
Sakhi Rigi   Karoon Ahvaz 20 years Acting against national security, Webmaster, blogger, Jondollah supporter Issue with his Thyroid gland  
Ebrahim Rigi   Karoon Ahvaz 11 years Acting against national security and Jondollah supporter Bladder, Kidney and urine tract  
Esmael Vafavi   Karoon Ahvaa 25 years Acting against national security and Jondollah supporter Seizures, severe headache and deformed in the region of the scalp due to lashing  
Syed Zia Navabi   Karoon Ahvaa 10 years Acting against national security, Support for right of education Gum and tooth infection  
Majid Doori   Karoon Ahvaa 6 years Acting against national security, Support for Right ofEducation Gum and tooth infection  
Yousef Fotuhi   Karoon Ahvaa 9 years Connection with PEJAK Suspicious painful lump between his shoulder  
Kazem Khosh Namak   Karoon Ahvaa 10 years Collaborating with enemy Extreme weakness of vision  

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