Families of two Kurdish political prisoners, Ali and Habib Afshari said their death sentence has been confirmed. Their brother, Rashid Afshari, said: "My sister visited them on 15 February and was informed about the fact."

(Image source: Freedom Messenger)

According to published news, Habib and Ali Afshari were sentenced to death two years ago on the charge of "membership in a Kurdish party." Their two other brothers, Jafar and Vali Afshari, were sentenced to five years in prison on the charge of "acting against national security" and, according to Rashid Afshari, bail of 5 billion rials (about $172,500) to be paid for each to be released.

They are currently being housed at Orumieh Central Prison. According to Rashid Afshari, the family is not able to provide the bail.

As reported by Freedom Messenger.

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