The List of Sunni Prisoners in Urmia Prison

Posted on: 27th December, 2017
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Abdollah Cham

HRANA News Agency – A large number of prisoners accused of communicating with Salafist groups in addition to a large number of political and security prisoners are being kept in Urmia prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the political and security prisoners are being kept in Ward 12 of the Central Prison in Urmia for several consecutive years. However, transferring a large number of Sunni prisoners accused of communicating with Salafist groups including Ansar al-Islam and ISIL has increased the population of this ward of prison since several months ago.

Now more than 40 Sunni prisoners are being kept in this ward who have been often sentenced to imprisonment. The following list is HRANA’s specific report on their identities and details of their convictions:

  1. Ibrahim Gholami, Father’s Name: Rahman, Initial sentence: 11 Years, Final verdict after revision: 3 years, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  2. Khaled Mohammadzadeh, Father’s Name: Karim, Initial sentence: 11 Years, Final verdict after revision: 3 years, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  3. Reza Rasoul Mokri, Father’s Name: Khaled, Initial sentence: 5 Years, Final verdict after revision: 5 years, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  4. Javad Usefi, Father’s Name: Faramarz, Initial sentence: 11 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  5. Behzad Abbasi Gharagoz, Father’s Name: Feraydon, Initial sentence: 10 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  6. Ardalan Naghsh Afkan, Father’s Name: Hassan, Initial sentence: 5 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  7. Islam Khalili, Father’s Name: Abdolrahman, Initial sentence: 5 Years the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  8. Davood Parvizi, Father’s Name: Mohammad Rashid, Initial sentence: 5 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  9. Farhang Golshan, Father’s Name: Kavous, Initial sentence: 5 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  10. Aslan Mardane, Father’s Name: Mohammad Shafigh, Initial sentence: 5 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  11. Mohammad Salamat, Father’s Name: Nazir, Initial sentence: 5 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  12. Chia Nikvand, Father’s Name: Ghader, Initial sentence: 5 Years, he has been recently released on the bail, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  13. Zana Ahmadi, Father’s Name: Ibrahim, Initial sentence: 5 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  14. Rahmat Mirzaiee, Father’s Name: Mohammad, Initial sentence: 5 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  15. Vahed Ibrahimi, Father’s Name: Kak Nabi, Initial sentence: 5 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  16. Vahab seyed Ahmadi, Father’s Name: Kamal, Initial sentence: 5 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  17. Peyman Behrouzfar, Father’s Name: Jafar, Sentence pending, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  18. Fateh Karimi, Father’s Name: Omar, Sentence pending, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  19. Iraj Sofi Mohammad, Father’s Name: Ibrahim, Sentence pending, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  20. Farzin Ghaderi, Father’s Name: Ahmad, Initial sentence: 4 Years, Final verdict after revision: 4 years, Charge: Membership of Ansar al-Islam
  21. Abdolvahed Salamat, Father’s Name: Abobakr, Initial sentence: 5 Years, Final verdict after revision: 5 years, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  22. Rasoul Shayad, Father’s Name: Ghader, Initial sentence: 5 Years, Final verdict after revision: 5 years, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  23. Molod Shayad, Father’s Name: Ghader, Initial sentence: 5 Years, Final verdict after revision: 5 years, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  24. Mansour Chopani, Father’s Name: Mahmoud, Initial sentence: 5 Years, Final verdict after revision: 54 months, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  25. Abdollah Cham, Father’s Name: Ibrahim, Initial sentence: 5 Years, Final verdict after revision: 3 years, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  26. Kazam Darvishi, Father’s Name: Ghader, Initial sentence: 5 Years, Final verdict after revision: 3 years, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  27. Aziz Banei, Father’s Name: Mohammad Rasoul, Initial sentence: 5 Years, Final verdict after revision: 3 years, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  28. Ghafour Asvar, Father’s Name: Mohammad Rashid, Initial sentence: 5 Years and 8 months, Final verdict after revision: 3 years and 6 months, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  29. Nader Naseri, Father’s Name: Ali, Initial sentence: 5 Years, Final verdict after revision: 2 years and 6 months, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  30. Usef Ghasempour, Father’s Name: Abobakr, Initial sentence: 5 Years, Final verdict after revision: 1 years, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  31. Bahman Ghasempour, Father’s Name: Aliasghar, Initial sentence: 5 Years, Final verdict after revision: 1 years, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  32. Tofigh Abdollahi, Father’s Name: Hossein, Initial sentence: 15 Years, Surrender to the verdict, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  33. Pouya Salehi, Father’s Name: Ismaiel, Initial sentence: 10 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  34. Sardar Osman Bekr, Father’s Name: Osman, Initial sentence: 5 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  35. Sirvan Mahmoudi Aghdam, Father’s Name: Ismaiel, Initial sentence: 5 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  36. Amir Sofi, Father’s Name: Nawruz, Initial sentence: 5 Years, the case is at the revision stage, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  37. Habib Amini, Father’s Name: Loghman, Initial sentence: 5 Years, Final verdict after revision: 45months, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  38. Usef Kamelan, Father’s Name: Ghader, Initial sentence: 5 Years, Surrender to the verdict, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  39. Hedayat Alizade, Father’s Name: Ahmad, Sentence pending, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”
  40. Mansour Mohammadpour, Father’s Name: Omar, Sentence pending, Charge: Membership Islamic State Islamic State “ISIL”

It should be noted that the charges against these defendants are based solely on the allegations made in the proceedings.

The majority of these prisoners have accepted the accusations.

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