Iran has released two Kurdish political prisoners Saber (Rahbar) Kamani and Kamran Kamani on 15 February, following the announcement of a new circular by its judiciary for the release of prisoners sentenced to less than 18 months in prison, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network.

Reportedly, the officials of the Orumiyeh Prison have said that at least 120 prisoners will be released from this prison within the scope of this circular.

Saber Kamani and Kamran Kamani are from the village of Anbi in Orumiyeh. They had been detained along with another citizen named Keyvan Mokarrami, by the intelligence forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on 8 July 2019. After 40 days of interrogation in the 81 Ramazan detention centre, they were transferred to the prison of Orumiyeh.

The trial of Saber Kamani and Kamran Kamani was held on 3 September 2019 in Branch 2 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh on charges of “collaborating with the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK)”. They were each sentenced to five years in prison and then their sentences were reduced to one year and nine months each.