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July 16, 2017

Iranian Kurd Handed One-Year Sentence for Anti-State Propaganda

A Kurdish citizen from the Gachini village of Orumiyeh was arrested and taken to the Orumiyeh Central Prison to serve a one-year prison sentence on charges of spreading anti-government propaganda. The Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh has initially sentenced Behzad Mahmoud Nezhad to five years in prison on charges of membership in the outlawed Kurdistan Democratic Party - Iran (KDPI, also known by its Kurdish...

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July 12, 2017

Increasing Pressure and Restrictions on Political Prisoners in Orumyieh Prison

Orumiyeh Prison authorities took away a bed of a political prisoner and allocated it to a non-political prisoner with no specific reason. The concerned political prisoner was then transferred from ward 1 to ward 2, which is one of the most crowded wards at this prison. “Following their latest measures for harassing Political prisoners by depriving them from basic facilities, authorities of Orumiyeh Central Prison...

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July 11, 2017

Three Kurdish Political and Religious Prisoners Sentenced to Imprisonment

During the past month, three Sunni Kurdish prisoners have been sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment in total by the Revolutionary Court/branch 1 and 2 of Orumiyeh. ‘Ayoub Lalsorkh, a political prisoner held in Ward 14 of Orumiyeh Central Prison, was arrested by security forces in the summer of 2016 and interrogated for 12 days on charges of cooperating with a Kurdish party. He was...

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June 5, 2017

51-year-old Kurdish prisoner given 20 lashes in Iran’s Orumiyeh Prison

Kurdish political prisoner Hassan Rastegari Majd was flogged with 20 lashes on charges of disrupting a prison order in Orumiyeh Prison, a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Branch 104 of the second Criminal Court of Orumiyeh sentenced Majd to three months in prison and 20 lashes on charges of disturbing public order. After the prison sentence was finalised for him, the flogging sentence...

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May 19, 2017

Insulting and Humiliating a Family of Political Prisoner for Wearing Kurdish Costume

In the last two days, Ayoub Asadi's family, a Kurdish political prisoner, travelled from Marivan to Kashmar to visit their son in prison. But each time, the prison guards and Kashmar's Court were referred them to a different excuse. According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, on April 27, the families of Ayoub Asadi, attended the Court in Kashmar after visiting their son in prison...

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May 14, 2017

Severe Beating of Political Prisoner by Orumiyeh prison guards

Over the past few days, a Kurdish political prisoner jailed in Orumiyeh beaten severely and injured by two guards during a visit to the prison clinic. According to Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) Saturday 16 May, Kamran Jafari’s name from Ward 13 of Orumiyeh prison, with several other prisoners were written on the list to go to the prison infirmary due to their illness. But during the...

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November 27, 2016

Iran deports Kurdish political prisoner to Syria after long jail sentence

Mostafa Ali Ahmad, a Kurdish political prisoner from Kobane (in Syrian Kurdistan region also known as Rojava), was transferred on 23 November to a detention centre reserved for foreigners at the central prison of Orumiyeh in Iran, where he served a jail sentence of 11 years and 6 months. Sources who spoke to Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) confirmed that he was transferred from...

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September 25, 2016

Kurdish political prisoner illegally transferred to Mianduab Prison in Iran

The authorities of Iran’s Mahabad prison have illegally transferred Kurdish political prisoner Rasoul Khezr Mruwat to Mianduab prison without giving a reason for the illegal transfer, a reliable source said in an interview with the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). “On 11 September Rasoul Khezr Mruwat was transferred from Mahabad prison to Mianduab prison on the orders of the prison chief and prosecutor. And this...

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August 13, 2016

Iran executes Kurdish political prisoner, refuses returning body to family

The Iranian government has executed a Kurdish political prisoner, refuses returning the body to his relatives and banned his immediate family from holding a public funeral, a reliable source said in an interview with Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). “In the early morning of 9 August Muhammed Abdullahi, a Kurdish political prisoner, was executed in Orumiyeh Central Prison. The previous day he was transferred to...

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