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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Iran reaffirms death sentence against Kurdish activist

Kurdish activist Hiwa Butimar has had his appeal rejected and has been sentenced to death by Iran’s Revolutionary Court, the Iranian Minorities’ Human Rights Organisation (IMHRO) reported on April 18.

The 29-year-old journalist and environmental campaigner has been accused of selling arms to Kurdish guerrilla fighters connected to the P.K.K. According to IMHRO, this has been strongly repudiated by all of the Kurdish political parties.

Butimar’s appeal against the sentence was referred to the same judge as the original case, who confirmed it for a second time.

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