Kamal Sharifi Deprived Of Having Furlough

HRANA News Agency – Kamal Sharifi, a journalist and political activist in Minab prison is in his eighth year of imprisonment while being deprived of furlough and having visited his familz just once so far.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Kamal Sharifi, a journalist and political activist, born in October 1972, is spending his 30 years imprisonment sentence in exile, in Minab prison, while in all these years he was been deprived of furlough and only once and only after a long hunger strike, has been allowed to meet with his parents.
One of his relatives, in an interview with Human Rights Activists News Agency says; Shayegh, the judge of Saghez Revolutionary Court, has issued thirty years imprisonment without meeting for Kamal Sharifi.
Kamal Sharifi was arrested in 1998 in the city of Saghez, and in Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Shayegh, was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment.
In 2008, he went on a long-term hunger strike in prison to protest against his conditions in Minab prison. After the hunger strike Kamal Sharifi was experiencing gastrointestinal problems and prison infirmary did no action to remedy for his treatment.
Kamal Sharifi, who is held in Minab prison along with drug-related crime prisoners, was arrested in 1989 and 1990 on several occasions with charges of supporting and working for the Kurdistan Democratic Party, and eventually in the Revolutionary Court, in Saghez, was sentenced to one year of imprisonment and 40 lashes.

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