7 Prisoners Sentenced to Additional Imprisonment in Orumieh Prison since 2011

HRANA News Agency – A trend of increasing the sentences of the prisoners in Orumieh Prison has begun since 2011 as Ali Ahmad Soleiman, Mustafa Ali Ahmed and Qader Mohammadzadeh were sentenced each to three months in prison in the spring of that year on charges of propaganda against the system.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), in 2011 other two prisoners, Ali Ahmad Soleiman and Omid Rahmani were sentenced on charge of propaganda against the state to three months in prison.

In 2015 Alireza Rasouli was sentenced on the same charge to 3 years in prison. He was held between 2013 and 2014 in Orumieh Prison and was later transferred to Mahabad prison.

In the same year Yusef Kakemami was sentenced to five years for membership in PJAK.

Mr. Kakemami was arrested in 2007 and charged with communicating and collaborating with the PKK, and was sentenced to nine years in prison. He is now serving his prison sentence in Ward 12 of Orumieh Prison. He was sentenced to another five years in prison for writing a letter to Mr Ahmed Shaheed.

In fact the new open cases against him and the evidence used against the prisoner was the correspondence with the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran but again the final sentence mentioned his charge as “membership in PJAK”. Amnesty International recently issued a statement expressing its concern over the situation and sentencing of this prisoner and requested to stop this sentence.

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