A Kurdish student detained last year during a protests rally in Orumiyeh was released from Orumiyeh Prison on a heavy bail.

An informed source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that the sentence for Ibrahim Khalidi, the Kurdish student who was sentenced to five years imprisonment in January on charges of “acting against national security through participation in Orumiyeh protests by the Orumiyeh Revolutionary Court (Branch 2), was reduced to three years by the Orumiyeh Court of Appeals on May 17.

The source further stated that on May 26, the judge granted this Kurdish student a temporary release from the prison on a heavy bail of 200 million Tomans until when his three-year sentence is due to be enforced.

Ibrahim Khalidi (a biology student at Payam Noor University on Oshnavieh) and employee of Oshnavieh Emergency Department, was arrested on December 14 during the protest rally by security forces in Orumiyeh and transferred to the intelligence bureau. After two weeks of interrogation in the intelligence detention centre, he was transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison.

It is worth noting that the student also had another case at Orumiyeh Court of Criminal Justice due to the alleged discovery of blasphemous content against Prophet on his cell phone when arrested.