Kurdish Former Political Prisoner Receives Thirteen-Year Sentence by Iranian Judiciary

Mohammad-Taher Hosseinpour, a former Kurdish political deta

22 March 2024 01:47

Hengaw; Thursday, March 21, 2024

Mohammad-Taher Hosseinpour, a former Kurdish political detainee hailing from Naqadeh, West Azerbaijan province, has been sentenced to a 13-year imprisonment term by the judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

According to a report obtained by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Mohammad-Taher Hosseinpour, aged 31 and a resident of Naqadeh, was recently handed a 13-year prison sentence by Branch 1 of the Mahabad Revolutionary Court, presided over by Judge Dousti. The charge levied against him is "Waging War Against God" through alleged affiliation with and support for one of the Kurdish political parties.

Following a period of 40 days in detention, Hosseinpour was subsequently transferred to Naqadeh Central Prison.

His ordeal began on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, when he was apprehended at his residence in Naqadeh.

He was previously detained by IRGC intelligence forces in Naqadeh in August 2021 and subsequently moved to a detention facility in Urmia. Later, in September 2021, he was relocated to Naqadeh Central Prison after being sentenced to 15 months behind bars for alleged collaboration with a Kurdish rebel movement opposition party and participation in street protests triggered by the killing of a civilian by security forces in August.

After spending several months in custody, Hosseinpour was granted temporary release in April 2022 and discharged from Naqadeh Central Prison.

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