Arsalan Khodkam Archives - KHRN

June 13, 2023

Pressure mounts on political prisoners; families summoned in Orumiyeh

The Ministry of Intelligence has summoned some of the families of political prisoners in Orumiyeh Central Prison and interrogated them following the pressure on the prisoners. Also, in the last few days, the prosecutor of Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan province, visited the ward of political prisoners and called them "separatists and terrorists" and threatened them with exile to prisons in other cities. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network...

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April 14, 2021

Iran amnesty commission commutes Kurdish political prisoner’s death penalty to life sentence

Iran's judiciary amnesty commission has commuted the death sentence of the Kurdish political prisoner Arsalan Khodkam to life imprisonment. Today, 14 April, Arsalan Khodkam was officially summoned to the Enforcement of Judgements Office of Orumiyeh Central Prison and was notified of the reduction of his death penalty to life sentence, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Recently, some Iranian government websites reported the release...

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May 20, 2020

Kurdish Political Prisoner in Imminent Danger of Execution at Orumiyeh Central Prison

In recent days, there have been reports of the possible execution of Arsalan Khodkam at Orumiyeh Central Prison. In a short video addressed to the public and international Human Rights Organisations, the mother of the Kurdish political prisoner also called for pressure to stop the execution of her son."All the family's efforts to appoint an elected lawyer have been ineffective over the past few...

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February 5, 2019

The Death Row Sentenced of Kurdish Prisoner Reduced to 10 Years of Imprisonment at the Retrial

The death sentence of Arsalan Khodkam, a Kurdish political prisoner detained at Orumiyeh Central Prison, was reduced by Tehran Military court to ten years in prison. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that upon approval of this political prisoner's request for a retrial by Branch 2 of the Supreme Court, his dossier was referred to the Tehran Military court several months ago. The...

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December 13, 2018

A Kurdish Woman Sentenced to One Year of Imprisonment

Nashmil Ghoytasi from Mahabad was sentenced to one-year of discretionary imprisonment by branch one of Orumiyeh Military Court on charges of acting against national security. She was arrested earlier in April and released on bail a month later. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Nashmil Ghoytasi, wife of the death row Kurdish political prisoner, Arsalan Khodkam, was arrested by Islamic Revolutionary Guards...

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October 2, 2018

Approval of the Death Sentence for A Kurdish Political Prisoner by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court equally approved the death sentence for Arsalan Khodkam, a prisoner detained at Orumiyeh Central Prison, who had previously been sentenced to death by Branch 1 of the Orumieh Military Court on charges of Moharebeh and espionage for one of the Kurdish opposition parties against the regime. In this regard, an informed source has told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that Arsalan Khodkam...

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