Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Kurdish political prisoner, Ghader Mohammad Zadeh who has been in prison for the past 14 years, was summoned to the manager’s office of Orumiyeh Central Prison yesterday and Exiled to Yazd Prison.

The exile of this political prisoner who has been on hunger strike since March 02 in protest to being transferred to the Safe Ward (formerly known as Quarantine) of Orumiyeh Central Prison, while his exile order had been delayed due to a lack of clarity in the payment of Diye (Blood Money).

This political prisoner is suffering from weight loss, very low blood pressure and dizziness during his 26-day hunger strike.

Mohammad Zadeh was arrested along with Mohammad Amin Abdollahi in 2005 by security forces in Bokan. These two political prisoners were transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison after being detained in the solitary confinement cells of the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Mahabad and Orumiyeh cities. Finally, after 12 months of uncertainty about their situation, the two political prisoners went on trial at Branch 1 of Revolutionary Court in Mahabad on the charge of Moharebeh. The Revolutionary Court sentenced Mohammad Zadeh to 18 years of imprisonment while Mohammad Amin Abdollahi was sentenced to 18 years in jail plus exile to Tabas prison. This verdict was later approved by the Orumiyeh Court of Appeal.
Mohammad Zadeh was also sentenced to a further 6 months of imprisonment in February 2010 on another charge of “communication with foreign media” by the Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court following an indictment filed by the Orumiyeh Intelligence Office.

This political prisoner, who has been in prison for more than 14 years, has been deprived of any temporary leave (Furlough) and conditional release.