Concerns Over the Whereabouts of Alireza Jalilian After Release from Deportation Camp

31 May 2024 16:23

Hengaw; Fraiday, May 31, 2024

A Kurdish asylum seeker identified as Alireza Jalilyan from Kuhdasht, Lorestan Province, has been recently transported from Turkish deportation camps after three years of imprisonment, and his current whereabouts are unknown.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights Organization, on Monday, May 27, 2024, Alireza Jalilyan, 41 years old, was transferred from the Kırıkkale camp to an unknown location, causing huge concerns regarding his well being.

Three days have passed since Jalilyan left the deportation camp, and there is no information on his whereabouts, leading to speculation about the high possibility of his extradition to Iran.

It is notable that this Kurdish asylum seeker had previously faced charges from the judicial and security apparatus of the Islamic Republic of Iran, accusing him of the alleged "murder of the police chief" of Shahabad (Eslamabad-e-Gharb) city, Kermanshah (Krmashan) province.

Jalilyan was sentenced to death by the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and in the event of extradition, his life will be in grave danger.

This asylum seeker was being pursued while attempting to leave Iran and was wounded by security forces in the border areas between Iran and Turkey in 2019.

This individual was once again returned to the camp after being transferred to a hospital in Turkey due to threats to his life from the Islamic Republic.

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