A Kurdish political prisoner was released from Orumiyeh Central Prison on October 20, following the end of his three years and nine months imprisonment sentence, a source confirmed to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

Kurdish political prisoner Javad Ahmadi had been deprived of medical examinations and medical leave in prison despite suffering from kidney disease.

Security forces arrested Ahmadi in the fall of 2015 who was later sentenced to five years in prison on charges of “membership in one of the Kurdish opposition parties.” The sentence was reduced to three years and 9 months per the law of ‘Submission to the Verdict.

Ahmadi went on a hunger strike in 2017 in protest to disregarding the principle of Segregation of Crimes who was subsequently taken to a Labour ward despite the promise of prison authorities that he would be transferred to the political prisoners’ ward.