A Sunni political prisoner was executed in Khorramabad, Lorestan province of Iran, after the Iranian authorities claimed he was a member of Jundullah.
According to the Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA), the prisoner was hanged in Parsilon prison in Khorammabad on Sunday 27 October, 2013.
He was charged with 'co-operation and membership with Jundullah and [association with] Abdul Malik Rigi'. Abdul Malik Rigi was the leader of Jundullah in Iran until he was executed by the Iranian regime in June 2010.
We have no information at this stage about the identity of the man.
Iranian prisoners falsely accused of such charges face unfair trials and are routinely sentenced to death, despite the allegations that torture is widely used to extract false 'confessions'. It is reported that charges like these are used by the Iranian regime in order to justify the persecution of Sunni Muslims, especially those active in propagating Sunni Islam.
A wave of executions is sweeping Iran, with at least sixteen Sunni Muslims executed by the regime on Saturday in Zahedan prison, south-eastern Iran. According to the provincial attorney general of Sistan-Baluchestan province, Mohammad Marzieh, the executions were in 'retaliation' for the killing of Iranian border guards during clashes the previous night in Saravan.
The prisoners who were executed had no involvement in the incident.
Fears are growing for the fate of other Sunni prisoners in Iran, with sources suggesting that more executions are imminent.