2 Kurdish civilians are sentenced to life-long imprisonment

Posted on: 30th December, 2013
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  • Translator: Houman Niyazi
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Nazmin Heydari

HRANA News Agency – The court of Salmas has sentenced 2 citizens of this city to life-long imprisonment on charge of supporting the Kurdish opposition group of PJAK.


According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the court has sentenced Saber Mamedi, 38, the son of Ashad and Nazmin Heydari, 40, the son of Soltan both from Derik village of Salmas city to life-long imprisonment.


These 2 were arrested by the intelligence agents last May.


Saber Mamedi is Elham Mamedi (Reza Esmaili)’s cousin, the later was executed in Salmas prison on October 26, 2013. Saber had been arrested once before on the same charges and served 3 years of imprisonment already.


A relative of these 2 has quoted from their lawyer that they have denied the charges and have been under torture and in solitary confinement for a long time.


The authorities have accused the 2 Kurdish civilians of supporting PJAK.