Iranian Political Prisoners (2016): Kurds make up a disproportionate number of those executed and detained

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Iran Prison Atlas, an ongoing project of United for Iran, has a nifty visualization tool that breaks down the status and ethnicity of political prisoners in Iran. 

As you can see from the chart below, Kurds make up a disproportionate number of political prisoners executed this year. Of the 48 political prisoners executed in 2016, 41 were of Kurdish descent (85%). 

Of all known ethnicities currently detained in Iran's prisons, 385 out of 665 detainees (58%) are of Kurdish decent.

You can take the interactive visualization tool for a spin by clicking here.

Political prisoners in Iran. Kurdish executions.

(source: Iran Prison Atlas)