A civil activist from Mahabad was released from Mahabad Prison in which he had served four years.

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Omid Dabaghchi Mokri, a civil activist was released from Mahabad prison on Nov 24, 2018 after serving his four years sentence. He was arrested on Friday, May 8, 2015, along with other protestors in Mahabad in a protest over the suspicious death of Farinaz Khosravani.

The civil activist was arrested on May 8, 2015, at his house by security forces a day after protests against suspicious deaths of Farinaz Khosravani at Tara Hotel in Mahabad and transferred to detention at the Intelligence Ministry’s Detention Facility in Orumiyeh.

He was transferred to Mahabad Prison after two and a half months of interrogations in the solitary confinement cell of Intelligence Ministry’s Detention Facility in Orumiyeh. Following his hearing at branch 1 of revolutionary court in Mahabad on August 2015, he was sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment. He was deprived of the right to leave and conditional release during his imprisonment.

It is noteworthy to mention that the suspicious death of a young woman named Farinaz Khosravani who fell from the fourth floor of the Tara Hotel and died on May 03, city of Mahabad led to street protests during which several Mahabad citizens were injured and arrested as a result of a clash between protestors and the police forces. The hotel was burnt down by the protesters while the intervention of security forces led to violence. During the protest, at least one protesting civilian was killed and 25 others were wounded. Moreover, the security forces arrested more than 50 protesters who were later released on bail.