Sanandaj Central Prison Archives - KHRN

October 9, 2022

Sanandaj Prison: Protestors, prisoners tortured; tight security measures taken

Prison authorities in Sanandaj Central Prison in Kurdistan province, northwestern Iran, have taken strict security measures inside the prison following the severe suppression of protesting prisoners on 1 October. "On 1 October, after the prisoners' protests started, the doors of some prison wards were opened and the prisoners tried to escape from the prison. But they were severely suppressed with the intervention of the prison...

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October 3, 2022

Detained protestors tortured in overpopulated Sanandaj prison

Security forces have detained hundreds of civilians in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, after the nationwide protests broke out over the murder of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini. They have taken the detained protestors to the security detention centre and the central prison of Sanandaj. The transfer of so many people to the prison resulted in the overpopulation of the prison, leading to problems for both inmates and detainees. Investigations carried...

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January 18, 2021

A Kurdish Civil Activist Sent to Sanandaj Central Prison to Serve His Sentence

Akbar Goyli, a Kurdish civil right activist, has been sent to Sanandaj Central Prison to serve a two-year prison sentence on Saturday, Jan 16, an informed source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).  This civil rights activist was sentenced to 5 years in prison by the Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj on April 14, 2020, on charges of "collaborating with the Free...

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November 6, 2020

Kurdish Civilian Sent to Prison to Serve his Prison Sentence’

On Sunday, November 2, a Kurdish civilian called 'Dler Nasri' was arrested and sent to prison in this city to serve a one-year sentence after being summoned to Branch 4 of the Sanandaj Court', an informed source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Dler Nasri, from Tangisar village of Sanandaj, was arrested by the Intelligence Unit of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in early October last...

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May 28, 2020

Conditional Release of a Political Prisoner Opposed by the Ministry of Intelligence

Tahsin Dadrasi, a Kurdish civilian of Marivan who has served more than a third of his six-year imprisonment sentence, has been deprived of the right to parole due to opposition from the Marivan Intelligence Office, informed sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The civilian from the village of "Sardush" in Marivan was arrested on December 29, 2017, by security forces and transferred to...

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April 28, 2020

A Prisoner Hanged at Sanandaj Central Prison

Death row prisoner Keyvan Allah Moradi was hanged at the central prison of Sanandaj city, Kurdistan province, on Monday, April 27, a reliable source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Keyvan Allah Moradi was sentenced to retaliation (execution) about 5 years ago on charges of "premeditated murder". The 30-year-old prisoner was from the village of Bolbanabad in Dehgolan and the father of a 6-year-old child. Moradi...

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April 23, 2020

One Prisoner Hanged, Two Other Death Sentences Suspended in Sanandaj and Saqqez

The death sentence of a prisoner "Loghman Ahmadpour" was carried out in Sanandaj Central Prison on April 22, and the death sentence of two other prisoners, "Hossein Haydari" and "Saeed Mohammadpour", were temporarily suspended at Saqqez and Sanandaj prisons. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the death sentence of Loghman Ahmadpour from Baneh, who was transferred to solitary confinement in Sanandaj Central...

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October 13, 2019

Prisoner Executed on Murder Charge at Sanandaj Central Prison

A Kurdish prisoner previously convicted of "premeditated murder" and sentenced to “retribution" was hanged on the morning of October 10, 2019, at Sanandaj Central Prison, an source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Alam Karimi had been arrested about ten years ago for "murdering” his nephew and has been “denying the charges even during the execution,” the source added.  Karimi had been transferred to the solitary confinement cell at Sanandaj prison...

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October 5, 2019

Labour Activist Transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison

Labour activist Kamran Sakhtemangar was transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison to serve his prison term on October 3, a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).  Earlier on Aug 29, 2019, the Sanandaj Intelligence agents went to Sakhtemangar’s home to arrest, however, he was not home at that time. The security forces seized some of his family's personal belongings, including cell phones and...

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