The execution order of political prisoner Hamid Ghasemi has been sent to the sentence implementation division.
According to the Greene Voice of Freedom, the family of political prisoner Hamid Ghasemi have been informed by the Prosecution’s office that his death sentence has been sent to the sentence implementation division.
This action has been taken while Tehran’s Public Prosecutor had earlier promised Ghasemi’s family that his execution will be halted.
In 2008, while the Iranian-Canadian citizen Hamid Ghasemi came to Iran to visit his family, his brother First Naval Captain Alborz Ghasemi was arrested on espionage charges.
Pursuing his brother’s case, Hamid went to the Military Intelligence’s office several times, eventually Hamid was arrested on the same charges as his brother.
In ,Hamid’s brother Alborz Ghasemi died in prison due to illness while under a death sentence.
After immigrating to Canada, Hamid Ghasemi had traveled to Iran eight times. The only evidence cited by the Military’s Intelligence to convict Hamid was a photo copy of an email they claimed was sent by Hamid to his brother Alborz.
While the Judiciary’s official expert had rejected the evidence due to technical issues and the original investigators also rejected the espionage charges, the Military Intelligence’s officers sent the case from the Military Court to the Revolutionary Court and requested and obtained the death sentence for both Hamid and his brother Alborz.