Cartoon 86: The Execution
Fars News Agency wrote on Sunday, June 1, 2014 that Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani, a political prisoner charged with moharebeh (enmity with God), was executed inside Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj. Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani had been sentenced to death following his arrest in 2008 on charges in connection with his alleged support for the Mojahedin-e Khalgh Organization (MEK).
Khosravi’s sister told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the family, who visited him the night before the execution, was unaware that his death sentence was to be imminently carried out.
The Campaign has learned that Khosravi had been transferred to Rajaee-Shahr from Evin Prison where officials had singled him out as one of the main perpetrators of a confrontation with agents in Ward 350 on April 17, an incident widely reported and criticized by human rights and civil society activists.
This is cartoonist Touka Neyestani’s take on execution.