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Osman Mostafapour Deprived of Furlough and Parole after Serving 27 Years

Posted on: 27th September, 2017
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Osman Mostafapour

HRANA News Agency – Osman Mostafapour, prisoner in Urmia Central Prison, who is in his twenty-seventh year of imprisonment, has been deprived of having furlough or parole.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), over the past month, Osman Mustafapour, political prisoner in Ward 12 of Urmia Central Prison, has requested   prison’s judge for a furlough permission but it has been denied.

An informed source told HRANA’s reporter: “The judge in charge of the prison, Mr. Biranwand, the head of prison, Mr. Seifi, and the deputy of the prison, Mr. Khanzadeh visited wards of Urmia Central Prison. Osman Mustafapour, political prisoner detained in Ward 12, asked the Prison Judge about his leave request which he had submitted about one month ago. The Judge in charge of prison, Mr. Biranvand, announced that his request had been referred to the prosecutor and he had to agree.”

Osman Mostafapour (born in 1967) was arrested on July 14, 1991, and was tried in the same year. He was first sentenced to death by Judge Jawaheri, in Branch One of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia, on charge of assistant in murder. Then, this verdict was reduced to 10 years of imprisonment at the appeals court in 2000.

In the same year, Mr. Mostafapour was summoned to Branch 3 of the Revolutionary Court for his second case and he was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment on charge of cooperating with one of the Kurdish Opposition parties.

The political prisoner has not been sent on leave during his 27-year imprisonment.