Executed Sunni prisoners were tortured by Iranian authorities shortly before death

Their bodies had bruises on the face and body indicating a beating shortly before their death and broken bones in the hands and feet.

The families shared the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence had threatened them if they talked to the press or anybody about the executions.

Most of those executed were arrested in Kurdistan by the Regime between 2009 and 2011 under vague charges like ‘waging war on God’. They were denied access to lawyers or their families; most of them were kept in solitary confinement and tortured for extended periods.