Reports coming out of Kurdistan indicate that after the execution of the Kurdish political activist Ehsan Fatahian on Wednesday, an atmosphere of anger toward the central government has prevailed throughout the region. In Saqez, a demonstration has been planned in town’s center for Saturday morning. There have been unconfirmed reports that the government will soon execute another detained activist and Saqez resident, the 24-year old Shirkouh Moarefi. The situation in the entire region is reported to be very tense.
UPDATE: Amnesty International and the parents of Shirkouh Moarefi have called on Iranian government to stop his execution.