On May 18, Soleiman Karimpour, a citizen of Mahabad in the West Azerbaijan province, was sent to Mahabad Prison on charges of “collaborating with one of the opposition parties”.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, Karimpour was sentenced by the Mahabad Revolutionary Court to two years in prison, and the confiscation of a private car. The sentence was later upheld by the Court of Appeals.
in September 2020, Suleiman Karimpour was arrested by security forces and later transferred from the IRGC Intelligence Detention Center to Mahabad Prison. He was released on bail in December 2020.
Per the report, Karimpour was denied a lawyer and family visits during his detention.