Qezwin- Iran: A Kurdish political prisoner Mr. Hussein Xizri, who had been sentenced to death by the Iranian Revolutionary Court, was transferred to Qezwin Prison and now he is at imminent risk of execution. His family visited him on 20th April and founded out that his heath is at an alarming stage.
For the prevention of the execution of Mr. Xizri as well as Miss. Zeyneb Celalyan another Kurdish activist who has been sentenced to death, the Amnesty International and the Kurdish Artists have launched petitioning campaigns.
Mr. Xizri was to be held in the prison of Urmiye where he was initially held captive but his transferring to another detention in the city of Qezwin raised concern among the Human Rights organisation and its been claimed that he might be executed in his new detention.
Mr. Hussein Xizri was sentenced to death in 11th July 2009 by the Revolutionary Court of Urmiye due to his membership in the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK). During the course of his detention Mr. Xizri was subjected to extensive systematic torture by the Iranian Intelligence Service as well as the Iranian Military Corps. Due to the torture that Mr. Xizri has received he has lost 25% of his eye sights.
The Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) founded in 2004 with the ideology of democratic liberation and with the intention to set up a democratic system in Iran and to create a democratic self-rule for the Kurds in the Eastern Kurdistan (Iran). The PJAK accepts and envisages the ecological-democratic society and gender equality as the fundamental column of its ideology. Its initial goal is to limit and change the authority and domination of the Islamic Republic of Iran and to democratise it in four fundamental areas; the nation, the society, the citizenship and to evolve the state into a self-governing institution which is able to deliver public services, to maintain public security that would be synonymous to public authority.
For the past 6 years PJAK has been the most influential organisation of the Kurdish population. It has the strongest popular support in the Eastern Kurdistan and it has the most oppositional body in Iran. Three particular dynamics forces namely the women, students and the youths have joined PJAK with the goal of transforming the society. PJAK has become the manifestation of the people’s demand for their rights; it re-structured the Kurdish movement with ideological awareness, educated its members and raised the level of the intelligence and the political knowledge of the people in the Eastern Kurdistan.