Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): The political prisoner “Esmat (Mohammad) Salahshour“, who was transferred from Orumiyeh Central Prison to the Detention Center of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on Apr 20, 2019, has been taken back to the Orumiyeh Central Prison after 15 days of interrogation.

KHRN has received news that interrogators from the IRGC have been trying to file a new case against this political prisoner but he was transferred back to prison due to lack of sufficient evidence on May 4, 2019 after completing the interrogations.

Esmat (Mohammad) Salahshour from the Falkan village of Orumiyeh was arrested by security forces earlier in March 2017 and transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison after a month of interrogations. He was then sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment by branch 2 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh on the charge of cooperating with one of the Kurdish opposition parties. This verdict was approved by Branch 13 of the Court of Appeal in February last year.