Heidar Alizadeh and Shirzad Mamandi Sentenced to Imprisonment

Following mass convictions against some residents of Oshnavieh County in West Azerbaijan Province, Branch 101 of the Criminal Court of this County sentenced Heidar Alizadeh and Shirzad Mamandi to a total of 6 years imprisonment. These individuals had been arrested in late August of 2021 and subsequently were released on bail. 

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa News Outlet, Heidar Alizadeh and Shirzad Mamandi were sentenced respectively to four and two years imprisonment on the charge of “collaboration with an anti-regime party”. This verdict was issued last Tuesday, April 5.

On August 29, 2021, security forces arrested and detained them in a detention center in Urmia. At the time of arrest, the agents searched their houses and confiscated some of their belongings including their phones. In October of last year, they were released on bail.

Two Citizens Detained by Security Forces in Oshnavieh in West Azerbaijan Province

On Sunday, August 29, two citizens from Oshnavieh were detained by security forces and taken to an unknown location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, the identities of these citizens are Heydar Alizadeh from the village of Qazanabad, and Shirzad Mamandi a native of Narziveh village in Oshnavieh.

The report states that the arrests were made without a court order, and that security forces searched the homes of detainees, confiscated some of their belongings, including their cell phones.

As of this writing, no information is available on the reasons for the arrests, the charges against them, or the whereabouts of these citizens.