Two Kurdish political prisoners were released from the Orumiyeh Central Prison after serving their prison term on Wednesday January 30.

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Hassan Hassanzadeh from Khoy and Hassan Payqami from Orumiyeh were finally released from Orumiyeh Central Prison after completing their prison sentence on Wednesday, January 30.

Hasan Hassanzadeh was arrested by the security forces in the winter of 2016 and sentenced to two years of imprisonment by Branch 1 of Salmas Court on the change of co-operation with one of the Kurdish opposition parties. Upon finalisation of the verdict against them at Orumiyeh Court of Appeal, he was exiled from Salmas Prison to Orumiyeh Central Prison in the summer of 2017.

The political prisoner, Hassan Peyghami was arrested along with his son, Farhad Peyghami, by Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) agents on August 05, 2016 and transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison after two weeks of interrogations at IRGC detention centre. He was temporarily released on a bail of 500 million Tomans.

The trial of Hassan Peyghami was held on September 19, 2016, at Branch 3 of the Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh and he was sentenced to 30 months in prison on the charge of acting against national security. Upon contesting the verdict, the dossier of Hassan Paygami was referred to Branch 13 of the Orumiyeh Court of Appeal which reduced his sentence to one year of imprisonment.

He was transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison in May 2018 to endure his sentence.

He had been previously arrested in 2007 for “acting against national security” and sentenced to 18 months in prison and exile to Tabriz Prison by the Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh. He has spent two years in prison at Orumiyeh and Tabriz prisons.