Mokhtar Asadi, a member of the Kurdish Teachers’ Association, was released after serving one year in Evin prison.

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Monday, July 8, Mokhtar Asadi (a member of the Kurdish Teachers Association) was released from Tehran’s Evin Prison after serving one year in prison during which he was deprived of the right to temporally leave or conditional release.

Mokhtar Asadi, a Kurdish teacher activist with a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Tehran, was arrested and sentenced to exile and imprisonment for guild activities during 2006-2010.

He was arrested on 28 June 2010 by security forces at his home in Karaj to which he was exiled from Sanandaj. he was released on bail on 23 August 2010 after spending 66 days in solitary confinement and in public ward of Evin Prison. This activist was later sentenced to one year in prison by Branch 15 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran, chaired by Judge Salavati, on charges of “propaganda against the state”. This verdict was subsequently confirmed by Tehran Court of appeals (branch 31) chaired by Judge Zarger.

On 18 September 2017, the activist was arrested while he was following up his case in Martyrs Qods Public Prosecutor’s Office and transferred to Evin prison to serve his one year imprisonment.