Kermanshah Prison Archives - KHRN

July 30, 2020

Kurdish Athlete Still Detained at Dizelabad Prison

Kurdish athlete Reza Ramezani who was arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) on July 1, 2020, has been transferred from the detention centre of this security-military institution to Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah. According to IRNA news agency quoting the Kermanshah General Directorate of Justice Public Relations, IRGC identified and arrested people on the charge of "propaganda activities against the state" and "insulting...

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July 28, 2019

Two Sunni Prisoners on Hunger Strike at Kermanshah and Orumiyeh Central Prison

“Omid Khaki" and "Qader Salimi" two Sunni prisoners in Kermanshah and Orumiyeh prisons have been on hunger strike from July 13 and 23 respectively. According to Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Omid Khaki, a religious activist from Javanrood, was arrested in late December 2016 on charges of membership in an Islamic party and sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment by the...

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August 23, 2018

The Latest State of Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Kermanshah and Orumiyeh Prisons

Farhad Ariaei and Ali Baderkhani, two political prisoners at the Orumiyeh Central Prison, ended their hunger strike after the prison authorities promised them to take positive steps towards fulfilling their demands. However, Mustafa Bagheri Asnah and Seyed Ardeshir Mousavi, two other detained cultural activists who have been on hunger strike since Aug 8, 2018, are still on hunger strike. According to reports received by Kurdistan...

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January 4, 2018

A Prisoner Hanged on Murder Charges in Kermanshah Prison

A prisoner was executed on Murder Charge at Dizelabad prison in Kermanshah on Jan 2, 2018. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has identified the prisoner as Bakhtiyar Mohammadi, from Ravansar. The prisoner was arrested several years ago on charges of murdering his wife and son in Ravansar and sentenced to Death (Qisas). The national media have not announced the news of the execution of this prisoner.

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October 10, 2017

Iran: A Cultural Activist Detainees Released on Bail

During the past few days, a Kurdish cultural activist detained in Kermanshah on charges of protesting to killing of Kolbars was released on bail from Dizelabad prison in Kermanshah. “On Wednesday 4 October 2017, a cultural activist called Shahriar Tahmasbi who was arrested along with four other cultural activists by security forces on 7 September 2017 was released on a bail of 100 million...

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October 2, 2017

Three Kurdish Citizens Arrested in Nosoud / Arrest Warrants Issued for 42 Other Citizens

During the past few days, Paveh Prosecutor's Office issued Arrest Warrants for 45 Kurdish citizens of Nosoud following the application filed by the Border Regiment Intelligence Unit of Paveh Officers of the aforementioned Intelligence Unit also arrested three Kurdish citizens and severely tortured them on charges of conflict with the border guards. “On Thursday, September 21, the border guards in Nosoud Border ambushed a group...

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September 17, 2017

Five Cultural Activist Detainees Released on Bail

Five Kurdish cultural activists of Kermanshah, detained on charges of protesting to killing of Kolbars, were released from Dizelabad prison in Kermanshah on personal surety yesterday. Another cultural activist, detained along with the aforementioned five detainees on the same charges, is still in the prison since his release was based on providing a bail of one hundred million Tomans which he cannot afford. Five...

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November 25, 2016

News emerge on Kurdish political prisoner after 30 months of silence

After a two-year-and-a-half silence, the Iranian judicial authorities and central prison of Kermanshah have disclosed information on the fate of a Kurdish political prisoner that the Iranian security forces had arrested 30 months ago. A reliable source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that "on 1 June 2014, Saywan Rahimi, a former political prisoner who previously served a prison sentence, was ambushed by...

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February 25, 2016

Kurdish female political prisoner coerced to make scripted TV confession

Kurdish female political prisoner Zeynab Jalalian serving life imprisonment in Iran’s Khoy prison has been coerced by members of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry to make confessions on state TV for crimes she had not committed, one of the prisoner's relatives told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), Several members of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry visited Jalalian a few weeks ago demanding that she makes a scripted...

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