Kurdish woman political prisoner Sinur Tamara, who is a citizen of Turkey, has been released from Orumiyeh Central Prison under judiciary amnesty on 21 July after spending about two years in prison.

Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh, Iran’s northwestern West Azerbaijan province, had sentenced Tamara to ten years and one day in prison on charges of “membership in the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)”.

In fall 2020, forces of the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested Tamara in one of the border villages of Orumiyeh.

In mid-March 2021, she was transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison after several months of interrogation in the detention centre of this security institution at its Al-Mahdi base in Orumiyeh.

The political prisoner’s virtual court hearing was held on 23 June 2021 without a designated lawyer.

She was officially notified of the sentence of ten years and one day of imprisonment while in prison.

In the past few months, a medical report was issued in Orumiyeh that said the political prisoner could not continue her sentence in prison.