Adel Makram, a Kurdish political prisoner who was handed over to Iran by the Turkish government about 10 months ago, was sentenced  to one year in prison on charges of “propaganda against the state by Branch 2 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh.”

The trial of this political prisoner was held by video link on Wednesday, November 13, while he was on a hunger strike. Following his plea per the law of Submission to the Verdict to the political prisoner, the prison authorities informed him that he would be released in the coming days.

The political prisoner went on a hunger strike on Sunday, October 18, in protest to his uncertain status and continued imprisonment. He was transferred to solitary confinement on Sunday, October 18, after the start of his third hunger strike, during which he committed suicide twice. Finally, on Wednesday, November 13, he ended his hunger strike after a court hearing.

Adel Makram was arrested by Turkish security forces last November after three months in Turkey while registering his asylum application and he was deported to Iran. He was held for 20 days at the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre in Khoy and the prison of this city before being transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison.