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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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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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