Prosecutor Of Bukan  opposes the conditionally release of Fatemeh Davand , Kurdish political prisoner from Urmia Central Prison

Prosecutor Of Bukan opposes the conditionally release of Fatemeh Davand , Kurdish political prisoner from Urmia Central Prison

17:54 - 22 December 2020


Hengaw : Despite the agreement of the Urmia prison authorities, The Prosecutor in Bukan opposes the conditionally release of Fatemeh Davand.

 According to a report received by Hengaw Human Rights Organization, in recent days, The Prosecutor  of Bukan of west Azerbaijan (Urmia) province has opposed the conditionally release of Fatemeh Davand, a kurdish political prisoner detained in November 2019 protests ,to serve the remaining of her sentence.

 According to an informed source, "the prosecutor's opposition is while the authorities of Urmia Central Prison have agreed to release Fatemeh Davand, but the prosecutor of Bukan has said that it is too early for her release."

Fatemeh Davand, one of the detainees of November 2019 protests In Bokan , who is serving her sentence in Urmia’s Central Prison, protested against the decision of the prison authorities for rejecting her temporary release since Thursday, November 12, 2020 . Therefore she has gone on a hunger strike .
 According to an informed source from Urmia’s Central Prison, Fatemeh Davand was transferred to the safe ward after going on a hunger strike by prison’s security forces.

 Fatemeh Davand, 42-year-old and mother of three, was detained by Iranian  security forces in Bokan on Saturday November 16, 2019 during protests over rising gas prices . She was then transferred to the Urmia Intelligence Detention Center . After 4 days,  she was transferred to women's ward in Urmia’s Central Prison.

This female Kurdish activist was first tried by second Branch of the Bokan’s Criminal Court on February 5 , 2020 and sentenced to 5 months in prison and 30  lashes on charges "disturbing public order."

She was also tried by the First Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Mahabad, headed by Judge Javad Gholami, on May 12 , 2020 and sentenced to 5 years in prison on charges of "acting against national security."  Later the judge reduced the sentence to 3 years and 9 months in prison.

 Finally Fatemeh Davand was transferred to Urmia’s Central Prison on Wednesday, August 5 , 2020 , to serve her 3 years and 9 month sentence.