Political Prisoners Database

Osman MostafapourReleased

Kurdish civilian from Piranshahr

Detention date: 14 July 1991

Charged with: Membership in the KDPI

Sentence: 35 years in prison

Current status: Released on 21 November 2019

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Omar EmamiReleased

Kurdish civilian from Kamyaran

Detention: 23 May 1996

Charged with: Enmity against God through membership in the KDPI

Sentence: Life sentence

Current status: Released on 17 December 2019

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Mohammad NazariReleased

Kurdish civilian from Shahin Dezh

Detention date: 29 May 1994

Charged with: Membership of the KDPI

Sentence: Life sentence

Status: Released on 21 November 2019

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Khezr Rasoul MorovvatReleased

Kurdish civilian from Miandoab

Detention date: 26 February 2013

Charged with: Acting against national security

Sentence: Five years in prison

Current status: Released on 14 November 2017

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Ghadrieh GhaderiReleased

Kurdish civilian from Orumiyeh

Detention date: June 2011

Charged with: Membership in the PKK

Sentence: Seven years in prison

Current status: Released on 7 June 2017

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Ayoub AsadiKashmar Prison

Kurdish civilian from Marivan, Kurdistan province

Detention date: 15 June 2011

Charged with: Collaboration with the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan

Sentence: 20 years in prison and internal exile to Kashmar Prison

Current status: Imprisoned in Kashmar Prison

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Ghader MohammadzadehYazd Central Prison

Kurdish Civilian from Bukan

Detention date: 20 December 2005

Charged with: Enmity against God

Sentence: 18 years in prison and internal exile in Yazd Central Prison

Current status: Sent on temporary leave on 15 March 2022

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Kamal Hassan RamazanReleased

From Sarekaniye in the Kurdish region of Syria

Detention date: 28 August 2014

Charged with: Membership in the PKK and enmity against God for killing a member of the IRGC

Sentence: Seven years in prison and the death penalty

Current status: Released from Orumiyeh Central Prison and returned to Damascus on 26 July 2020

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Ali Ahmad SuleimanReleased

Kurdish civilian from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Detention date: 17 November 2005

Charged with: Membership in PJAK, murdering two local members of the IRGC, illegal entry to the country, propaganda against the state in prison

Sentence: Five years in prison, death penalty and nine and a half years in prison, six months in prison, one year in prison

Current status: Released from Orumiyeh Central Prison on 22 February 2021

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Kurdish civilian and citizen of Iran and Turkey

Detention date: 27 October 2014

Charged with: Membership in the PKK, disrupting public order, acting against national security, illegal residence in the country, propaganda against the state in prison, disrupting prison order

Sentence: 19 years and three months in prison and 20 lashes, of which 15 years are enforceable in accordance to the Article 134

Current status: Imprisoned in Orumiyeh Central Prison

Hassan Rastegari-Majd, a Kurdish civilian living in Orumiyeh, was arrested by Iranian security forces on 26 October 2014 for participating in “rallies in support of the Kobani resistance” in Orumiyeh, along with at least 15 other Kurdish civilians.

He was then taken to the ward 3-4 of the prison of Orumiyeh. After about a year he was transferred to the psychiatric ward of the prison – the ward for prisoners with drug offences.

In September 2015, the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh sentenced the prisoner to 15 years in prison on charges such as “disrupting public order”, “acting against national security”, and “membership in the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)”.

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Hassan Rastegari-Majd – Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdish civilian and citizen of Iran and Turkey Detention date: 27 October 2014 Charged with: Membership in the PKK, disrupting public order, acting against…

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