Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the Kurdish political prisoner Kamran Darwishi has been transferred to solitary confinement on the third day of his hunger strike by the order of the head of Orumiyeh Central Prison.

He has been on the hunger strike since May 23, 2020, in protest to his continued detention in the Ward for Prisoners of Drug Crimes. He had sewn his lips upon going on the hunger strike and demanded to be transferred to the political prisoner ward by sewing his lips.

“Kamran Darwishi was sent on leave in April this year after four years, and he has been transferred to the Ward for Prisoners of Drug Crimes after returning to prison.” a reliable source told KHRN.

He had already gone on a hunger strike in April of this year and in July of last year in protest to non-compliance with the Law of Separation of Crimes in the prison and lack of a separate cell for the political prisoners in the Youth Ward.

Kamran Darwishi, a Kurdish civilian from Orumiyeh, was arrested by security forces in Orumiyeh on May 2, 2016. He was interrogated for two months at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Orumiyeh. In November, he was sentenced to 5 years in prison by the Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh, chaired by Judge Sheikhlo, on charges of cooperation with one of the Kurdish opposition parties.