Kurdish political prisoner Parham Parvari, who was arrested during the anti-government uprising of Women Life Freedom in Tehran, was transferred from Evin Prison in Tehran to Iranshahr Prison in Sistan and Baluchestan Province on 13 January.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that the authorities transferred the 25-year-old man in secret and without informing his family.

In May 2023, Branch 28 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran, presided over by Judge Amouzad, sentenced Parvari to a total of 15 years in prison, including 10 years in exile in Jask Prison in Hormozgan Province in southern Iran.

Parvari, an athlete from Saqqez, Kurdistan Province, was detained for nine months before his trial on 28 May.

The young man was charged with “enmity against God” (moharebeh) and “acting against national security” for taking part in anti-government protests.

Under Islamic law, “enmity against God” or moharebeh is punishable by death.

On 10 June, Parvari’s mother posted on her Instagram account that, according to the issued verdict, her son had been sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment and exile in Jask Prison in Hormozgan, with five an additional five years’ imprisonment.

After Mazyar Tataei, Parvari’s defence lawyer, appealed the verdict, the case was referred to Branch Nine of the Supreme Court, where it was upheld in December.

During his detention, Parvari was subjected to severe physical torture by security forces, which left visible marks on his body.

The security prosecutor at Evin Prison had accused Parvari of “enmity against God” (moharebeh) for taking part in anti-government protests.

After initial interrogations, Parvari was transferred from Ward 209 of Evin Prison to the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary on 4 January 2023, and then returned to Evin Prison on 22 March 2023.