Discriminative violent treatment and inhumane torture inflicted on Sunni prisoners by Iranian regime
London- An Iran-based humanitarian rights agency published a report on Iranian authorities detaining over 70 Sunni activists for allegations on political crimes and compromising homeland security. The report reveals that activists are being held in Gohardasht Prison, located west of Tehran. According to the agency, 30 Sunni political activists have been sentenced to death, meanwhile, the rest have verdicts varying between five years to life. The report exposes discriminative violent treatment and inhumane torture inflicted on Sunni prisoners for their religious affiliations. Sunni activists in Iran are facing capital punishment for claims on incitement against government, corrupting land, Hirabah and belonging to Salafist groups. Iranian human rights organizations condemn the ambiguity covering details on trials held against convicts, and the verdicts passed on Sunni people. Ahmed Shaheed United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic had expressed his deep concerns regarding the standing of Sunnis and ethnic minorities in Iran in his latest report two weeks ago. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Kimoon had also spoken of his fears for the Sunni people and prisoners in Iranian prisons.