A Kurdish political prisoner has been released on bail today, on 1 February, sources have told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).
Hamid Abdi, a Kurdish civilian from the village of Nanas in Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan province, was released from Orumiyeh Central Prison after paying 800 million Iranian Tomans(near 19,200 USD) of bail .
In July 2020, the third branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh, presided by Judge Najafzadeh, sentenced Hamid Abdi to 15 years in prison on charges of “acting against national security” through “membership in the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK)”.
Following the Supreme Court’s approval of the appeal to resume his trial, Abdi’s case has once again been referred to the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh.
Abdi was arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in November 2009. He was interrogated for more than two months in the detention centre of this military-security organization.
After the completion of his interrogation, Abdi was transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison and released on bail after about four months.
However, security forces arrested him for a second time in May 2020 and transferred him to Orumiyeh Central Prison.