Iraj Sofi-Mohammad Archives - KHRN

May 8, 2023

Kurdish prisoner of conscience begins hunger strike in Mahabad

Kurdish prisoner of conscience Iraj Sofi-Mohammad has been on hunger strike since yesterday in protest against his transfer from Mahabad open prison to the prison's internal ward. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Sofi-Mohammad's transfer was ordered by the Mahabad Public Prosecutor. Security forces arrested Sofi-Mohammad in Mahabad in early autumn of 2019. After initial interrogation, he was transferred from the Ministry of Intelligence...

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August 16, 2021

Conditions of two prisoners on hunger strike ‘critical’, say sources

The health conditions of prisoners of conscience Iraj Sofi-Mohammad and Qader Mohammadzadeh, who are on the 17th day of their hunger strikes, have been reported to be critical. Prison officials of Orumiyeh Central Prison have taken Iraj Sofi-Mohammad, who was held in solitary confinement, to the prison infirmary on 13 August after his health condition deteriorated, sources told the KHRN. Sofi-Mohammad, who has been in solitary...

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August 2, 2021

Kurdish religious prisoner goes on hunger strike, demands transfer

Kurdish religious prisoner Iraj Sofi-Mohammad has gone on a hunger strike on 31 July, protesting against the opposition of the authorities of Orumiyeh Central Prison to his transfer to Mahabad, where his family resides. The prisoner has been taken to solitary confinement by order of the prison authorities after he went on hunger strike, sources say. Security forces arrested Iraj Sofi-Mohammad, who comes from Mahabad, on...

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