Kurdish political prisoner ‘Khabat Dehdar’ was released from Sanandaj Central Prison after four years in prison.

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the political prisoner, who was previously sentenced to five years and three months in prison, has been released from Sanandaj Central Prison following the announcement of a new amnesty by the judiciary on the occasion of Nowruz (Newroz) which was a month ago.

Khabat Dehdar, a political activist from Sanandaj, returned to Iran in 2011 after eight years in the Komala Party upon receipt of an immunity Letter from security agencies in Iran. He was sentenced by the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj on March 1, 2010, to five years in prison on charges of “membership in Komala.” However, on March 1, 2016, which was supposed to be the last day of his sentence, he was re-arrested by the security forces and interrogated for 20 days.

He was later sentenced to three months and 10 days in prison in another case on charges of “propaganda against the state,” and his previous suspended sentence was converted to imprisonment. This political prisoner was transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison on May 1/2, 2016 to serve his sentence during which he was deprived of the right to leave.