The communication uses codenames when addressing the individuals in question, thus making it impossible to ascertain the current status of their cases.6 C. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran failed to reply to communications regarding the alleged imminent execution of Mr. Ali Reza Mollasoltani, a minor, and the public lashings of Mr. Alireza Nouri and Mr. Ali Soleimani. Mr. Ali Reza Mollasoltani, who was 17 years old at the time of his offense, and two of his friends, Mr. Alireza Nouri and Mr. Ali Soleimani, were engaged in a verbal argument with the passengers of another car while driving.7 The argument turned into a physical altercation and Ruhollah Dadashi, an Iranian power lifter, was gravely injured and killed. According to the Karaj Police Chief, Mr. Mollasoltani was arrested on 19 July 2011. The Alborz Province Criminal Court Branch One sentenced Mr. Mollasoltani to death. The sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court and confirmed by the Head of the Judiciary. Mr. Alireza Nouri and Mr. Ali Soleimani were sentenced to 80 lashes each. Mr. Mollasoltani was executed on12 September 2011 in Karaj. D. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran failed to reply to two communications regarding the alleged imminent execution of members of the Kurdish community in violation of procedural safeguards. The cases of Zaynar Moradi and Loghman Moradi were the subject of two of the communications included in the Special Rapporteur’s report (JUA 15/11/2011 Case No. IRN 18/2011 and JUA 29/02/2012 Case No. IRN 4/2012). Zanyar Moradi and Loghman Moradi, both ethnically Kurds, were arrested in August 2009 for allegedly murdering the child of an Imam in Marivan, a Kurdistan province.8 The men were detained and reportedly beaten and tortured for 9 months without formal charges. On 22 December 2010, Loghman and Zanyar Moradi were sentenced to public execution by Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, presided over by Judge Salavati, on charges of “Moharebeh through action against national security, being a member of the Komalah party, assassinating the son of Marivan’s Imam of Friday Prayer, spying for Britain and disturbing security at the time of the presence of the Supreme Leader in Marivan”.9 According to Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran’s March 2012 report, they were “compelled to confess to allegations of murder after being severely beaten and threatened with rape” and that there was” no evidence or witnesses brought against these men, and that they did not have reasonable access 6 OHCHR: Abdorrahman Boroumand Center: 8 Radio Farda: 9 7 2

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