Mostafa Salimi Exiled to Saqez Prison

HRANA News Agency – Mostafa Salimi, death row political prisoner was exiled to Sanandaj prison from Saqez prison in the 14th year of being imprisoned, which has caused many problems for his family. The “endured prolonged detention” was announced as the reason of the exile.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mostafa Salimi, death row political prisoner was exiled to Sanandaj prison from Saqez prison due to “endured prolonged detention” since several months ago.
A close source to the political prisoner told HRANA’s reporter: “While being transferred, Mr. Salimi was not allowed to take his belongings. On the other hand, his family lives in a village in Saqez, they should go to Saqez and then Sanandaj to meet with him which takes a lot of time and money. Mr. Salimi has been kept in prison since fourteen years ago and his family has already financial difficulties.”
The source also explained in regard to the local judicial authorities’ opinion, “Mr. Rastegar, head of the General Administration [prisons in Sanandaj] opposed to keep Mr. Salimi in Saqez prison although according to the judge of prison, based on judicial review, there is no matter to stay in Saqez prison.”
The source also explained in regard to the last status of Salimi’s case and the death sentence, “Currently, the case is at the Department of Judiciary by Ayatollah Hesari.”
Mostafa Salimi, born on June 25, 1967, was a National Gas Company’s contractor and has been sentenced to death on charge of “Enmity against God”, “armed robbery” and “membership in a Kurdish opposition party” by judge Godini.
The political prisoner had many hunger strikes in protest to the sentence, which he described as unfair.

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