Kurdish Political Detainee Remains in Detention Despite Doctor’s Release Recommendation

17 June 2024 22:06

Hengaw; Monday, June 17, 2024

Khaled Mohamandoust, a Kurdish individual from Mahabad who is in the final days of his fourth month of detention in Mahabad Prison, is in poor psychological and physical condition. He has attempted suicide once, and a specialist doctor has emphasized that he cannot withstand imprisonment.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Khaled Mohamandoust, a Kurdish political detainee, attempted suicide after being transferred from the Intelligence Agency’s detention center to Mahabad Central Prison, and his health condition is concerning.

A knowledgeable source has reported that Khaled Mohamandoust has endured two interrogation periods accompanied by severe torture, first in the IRGC Intelligence Detention Center in Mahabad and then in the IRGC detention center in Urmia.

Hengaw has learned from its sources that, following Khaled Mohamandoust's deteriorating condition and his suicide attempt, a psychiatrist has stressed that continuing his detention may lead to repeated suicide attempts and could result in his death. Nevertheless, the prison judge prevents his release.

Additionally, Khaled Mohamandoust suffers from gastrointestinal and urinary tract issues and requires immediate medical attention for both conditions. During his three months of detention and interrogation at the IRGC Intelligence Detention Center, he was deprived of any contact or visitation rights with his family.

It is worth mentioning that Khaled Mohamandoust was arrested by IRGC intelligence forces in late February last year and was transferred to the IRGC detention centers in Mahabad and Urmia, eventually ending up in Mahabad Central Prison.

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