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Saeed Sangar in the 16th Year of Imprisonment

Posted on: 15th April, 2016
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Saeed Sangar

HRANA News Agency – Saeed Sangar political prisoner is still being held in Orumieh prison in the 16th year of his imprisonment in spite of having parole and even his furlough request has not been answered yet.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Saeed Sangar who was transferred again from Sanandaj prison to Orumieh Prison last September and at the beginning of the 15th year of his imprisonment, is eligible for parole in accordance with the law, however, continues to serve in the prison of Orumieh.

An informed source in this case told HRANA’s reporter: “Mr. Saeed Sangar applied furlough last time on March 14, 2015 and have directly handed it to the prison warden, Mr. Safari and judge Pashaii but Mr. Pashaii has seen the letter and so far has not responded to it.”

He also added: “The caseworker of Mr. Sangar had threatened him during interrogations in [Intelligence Bureau of] Kurdistan that ‘I will leave a letter on your file that will never make any changes or even make it possible not to handle it in Tehran.’ The lawyer of Saeed Sangar visited the bureau of law enforcement several times but he has not achieved anything yet. ”

According to the new Islamic Penal Code, parole does not need the prisoner to apply and in Note 1 of the Law concerning the conditional release of prisoners, convicts who have been sentenced to life imprisonment after serving 12 years of the sentence of probation can use the parole right as a privilege.

Saeed Sangar was arrested in September 2000 and in less than two month charged with waging war against God through relationship with the MEK and was sentenced to death. The sentence was issued by the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court presided over by Judge Fatemi and on appeal by a degree discount was commuted to life imprisonment.

The political prisoner was then transferred to ward 209 of Evin prison in Tehran for two years and in 2003 after finalizing the verdict was transferred to the prison of Orumieh.

Saeed Sangar was transferred to Sanandaj prison in November 2007 and after eight years on September 1, 2015 was returned to the Orumieh prison again.

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