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Yousuf Kakehmamy Exiled to Tabriz Central Prison

Posted on: 17th August, 2017
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HRANA News Agency – Yousuf (Mostafa) Kakehmamy, political prisoner in Urmia prison, in a phone call told his family that he had been exiled to Tabriz Central Prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Yousuf (Mostafa) Kakehmamy, political prisoner, who had been called to the prison of Urmia Management Office by the internal management, was unexpectedly transferred to the prison guards’ office and was deported to Tabriz Central prison, with handcuffs, on April 20, 2017.

He informed his family by a phone call that he was in the quarantine ward of Tabriz Central Prison.

A source close to this political prisoner, in a conversation with HRANA’s reporter, stated: “As Yousuf Kakehmamy was transferred to the prison’s guards’ office, other inmates according to the prison custom, gathered his personal belongings and tried to give them to the internal management, but the management refused to accept them and said he would return to prison! Kakehmami family and Yousuf’s close friends were informed of his exile just after he informed them by a phone call.”

The reason of Mr Kakehmamy’s exile is not clear and no clear explanations were given him by the Urmia prison’s management.

Yousuf Kakehmamy, from Mahabad, was arrested in 2007 on accusation of connection and cooperation with one of the Kurdish opposition parties, and was sentenced to 9 years imprisonment.

Mr Kakehmamy in another case because of the relationship with the media, journalism, mailing, including a letter to Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, in June 2016, was transferred to solitary confinement of the Ministry of Intelligence in the prison of Urmia, and on charges of propaganda against the regime, assembly and collusion with intention to act against national security, was sentenced to five years imprisonment by Branch two of Islamic Revolutionary Court, in July 2016.

According to one of Mr Kakehmamy’s relatives, he had no lawyer at any stage of his proceedings, and was under pressure and interrogations in the solitary confinement of the Intelligence Office in Urmia for a while, and had denied all charges in the investigations and court hearings.

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