Although three weeks has passed since the transfer of Nameq Deldel, a Kurdish Sunni prisoner, from Rajaee Shahr prison in Karaj to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj, there is still no information about his fate despite his family’s repeated enquiries.

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that this Sunni prisoner was spontaneity transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj from Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj three weeks ago while he has still not left the last 15 months of his 6-year imprisonment sentence.

The transfer of Nameq Deldel has raised his family’s concern since there is no news available on his condition.

This religious prisoner went on a hunger strike on Aug 2018 in protest to the lack of medical treatment for his health and other Sunni prisoners of conscience.

Nameq Deldel, a religious activist from Bukan, has been spending the past five years in prison following his second imprisonment sentence. He was previously arrested on October 04, 2010 in the city of Bukan and spent three years in prison at Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj on charges of religious and propagation activities.

5 months after his release, he was arrested for the second time in Bukan on April 18, 2014. He was transferred to ward 209 of Evin Prison in Tehran.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being detained for 15 months by branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court under the chairmanship of Judge Moghiseh and without the presence of a lawyer. Upon contesting the verdict, his sentence was reduced to 6 years in prison. Following finalisation of his verdict, he was transferred from the ward 209 of Evin Prison to Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj.

He is currently suffering from severe back and pelvic pain due to being subjected to physical tortures at the 209 Evin Prison. However, the prison authorities have refused to accept his requests for examination by the doctor so far.