Ahmad Tamouei Freed After Fifteen Years in Prison

Political prisoner Ahmad Tamouei was freed on December 16 after fifteen years in prison, ten months before serving his full sentence. He is currently on furlough and therefore, by court order, will not return to Urmia Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Tamouei was arrested by IRGC’s intelligence unit  on October 24, 2007. He was arrested by in Mahabad City while on a motorbike.

After spending time in a detention facility at the disposal of the IRGC, he was relocated to Mahabad Prison. On December 31, 2007, Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court sentenced him to 15 years in prison, exiled in Urmia Prison on the charge of “enmity against the God through membership in Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK)”. The verdict was upheld on appeal. On September 8, 2008, he was transferred to Urmia Prison where he has been held until now.

A Report on Ahmad Tamouei’s Situation on Urmia Prison

HRANA News Agency – Third Branch of the Revolutionary Court in Urmia acquitted political prisoner, Ahmad Tamouei, in his ninth year of imprisonment in the central prison of this city, due to lack of sufficient evidences for the charge of “propaganda against the regime” in his new case. Mr. Tamouei is serving his 15 years imprisonment sentence in this prison.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), based on the verdict issued by Judge of the branch three of the Revolutionary Court of the West Azerbaijan province in Urmia, Ahmad Tamouei was acquitted of “propaganda against the regime through communication with foreign media” in the new case in the ninth year of his imprisonment. Continue reading “A Report on Ahmad Tamouei’s Situation on Urmia Prison”