Sherko Maarefi is in uncertainty and danger of imminent execution

Posted on: 8th September, 2013
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Sherko Ma'arefi

HRANA News Agency – Sherko Maarefi the Kurdish political prisoner in Saqqez prison who has been sentenced to death is still in uncertainty and in danger of imminent execution.

 

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Sherko Maarefi the Kurdish political prisoner who has been sentenced to death by Saqqez revolutionary court is in uncertainty. 

 

Sherko Maarefi , 30, is from Baneh accused to collaboration with one of the Kurdish parties and was arrested on October 31, 2008; Then he has been sentenced to death by branch 1 of Saqqez revolutionary court on charge of enmity against God.

 

The dossier of Sherko was sent to branch 4 of provincial appealed but the verdict was confirmed again. In October of 2009 the supreme court confirmed the death verdict and since that time Sherko is in danger of imminent execution.

 

His dossier has been sent to the provincial forgiveness commission but till now there is no the commission has denied to give any answer to Sherko’s family.

 

Sherko Maarefi started a hunger strike in March in protest to his uncertain situation and informed both judge and prison authorities about his intention in a letter.

 

One of his relatives told HRANA reporter “His physical condition is OK and we visit him every week.”

 

“There is no news about his death verdict cancellation and Sherko is in danger of imminent execution. Also whenever we try to follow up the process through Saqqez court they express their lack of information.”

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