The List of Sunni Prisoners in Urmia Prison

Posted on: December 27th, 2017

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. (more…)