Detained Kurdish Sunni clerics Sharif Mahmudpour and Seyyed Soleiman Ahmadi were released on bail from Orumieh Central Prison on 12 February.
Another Kurdish cleric Younes Nowkhah’s detention has been extended for 15 days, Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.
Mahmudpour, the imam of the Rasoul Allah Mosque in Piranshahr, West Azerbaijan province, and Ahmadi, who teaches at the Salahuddin Ayubi School of Religious Studies in Piranshahr were arrested by security forces on 23-24 January.
The two religious figures were released on a bail of 500 million Tomans – nearly 12,000 USD – from Orumiyeh Central Prison.
They were taken to Orumiyeh Central Prison in the past few days after initial interrogations at the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in Orumiyeh.
Also, the temporary detention of Kurdish cleric Younes Nowkhah, who is a teacher at the Salahuddin Ayubi School of Religious Studies in Piranshahr, has been extended for 15 days.
After his arrest, Nowkhah was taken to the detention facility of the Ministry of Intelligence in Orumiyeh.
He has been denied the right to have a lawyer and receive family visits.
In late January, Iran’s Special Clerical Court in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan province, sentenced Nowkhah to a total of four years and six months in prison.
The clerical court also stripped him of his clerical status, permanently.