According to a report received by the International Committee Against Executions (ICAE), Loghman Moradi was taken by authorities from his cell in Rajai-Shahr prison yesterday in the early morning for "court proceedings," raising alarm that he was about to be executed.
Before taking him to court, guards by the names of Saeed Ghafferi, Reza Youseffi and Mohsen Mansouri began viciously beating the prisoner, according to the report. Moradi, bloodied and hurt, was then was then taken to Branch 74 of the Criminal Court. There, he was briefed by the judge on the possibility of a retrial, and was asked if he needed a court appointed lawyer; to which Moradi replied that he will provide them with the name of an attorney of his own. He was returned in a bloody state to his cell shortly after his appearance before the court, but appears to be safe for now.
As noted by activist Banafsheh Zand, the Moradi cousins are Kurds, with have a massive base of supporters who would never sit by and just let them be executed. If the Iranian regime were to execute the Moradi cousins, the Kurds would make heroes out of them; and the Iranian regime does not like Kurdish heroes.