Kurdish political prisoner Majid (Aran) Tibash has been released from Orumiyeh Central Prison on 18 May after the announcement of amnesty by the Iranian judiciary on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

Tibash, who has served two years of his four-year sentence, was sent on temporary leave for the first time for 10 days on 3 May of this year.

Majid Tibash, a Kurdish civilian from the village of Dizaj in the Margavar region of Orumiyeh, was arrested on 26 December 2018, after being summoned to the office of the intelligence ministry in Orumiyeh. He was released on bail after 22 days in detention.

In March 2019, Branch 3 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh, presided over by Judge Najafi, sentenced Tibash to five years in prison on charges of “membership in the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan”.

The Court of Appeals of Orumiyeh later commuted this sentence to four years imprisonment after he appealed against the ruling. On 8 July 2019, Tibash was transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison to serve his sentence.