Kurdish political prisoner Hedayat Abdullahpour was hanged at Orumiyeh Central prison Today, Wednesday, June 10, an informed source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

The family members of Hedayat Abdullahpour were summoned to the Orumiyeh Court of Appeals where they were told that the political prisoner had been executed. The body of Hedayat Abdullahpour was buried in an unknown location without the family’s knowledge.

According to an investigation by the KHRN, he was transferred to a safe cell on May 10, after being summoned to the prison’s security office. He was hanged at Orumiyeh Central Prison in the presence of the families of a number of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) members who were killed in the clashes in the village of Qarasqal Shno.

The execution of this political prisoner took place while the dossier of his case had been sent to the Amnesty and Forgiveness Commission for investigation. 

Hedayat Abdollahpour was arrested by IRGC in Shno on June 15, 2016, 50 days after the bloody conflict between the IRGC forces and the Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran in the village of Qaresoghl.

The political prisoner was detained for two months in a detention centre in Orumiyeh to make forced confessions under severe torture including “electric shock”, “thonging feet soles with cable ” and other horrendous tortures before being transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison.

The trial of Abdullahpour was held on January 17, 2017, at Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh, presided over by Judge Chabak on the charge of “Assistance in Baqŷ” and “Membership of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan of Iran”.

The verdict was referred to Branch 47 of the Supreme Court upon his lawyer’s submission of contest statement but the case was referred to the same branch. The retrial of this political prisoner was held on January 10, 2018, at Branch 2 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh which sentenced him to death again.