Hengaw: Friday, July 1, 2022
Shaker Behrouzi, a Kurdish political prisoner from Urmia, who was transferred to the solitary confinement in the central prison of Urmia at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday to be executed was returned to the political ward at 3:30 p.m. yesterday, Thursday, June 30, 2022.
According to the document that has been provided to Hengaw, the plaintiffs of one of Shaker Behrouzi's cases have officially waived their complaint and declared their full and unconditional satisfaction by appearing in the official document office of 84 Silwaneh, Urmia yesterday, and in terms of Legal and criminal charges will also be waived and they will not have any request against Shaker Behrouzi in the future.
Despite the consent of the plaintiff's family in one of Shaker Behrouzi's cases, the risk of execution of this Kurdish political prisoner is still there, and according to new reports that have reached Hengaw, Shaker's death sentence has been changed by the branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia to the charge of "rebellion" through membership in the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran, and this sentence was officially communicated to him inside the prison on Saturday, June 25.
It should be mentioned that Shaker Behrouzi was sentenced to death earlier by Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia headed by Judge Sheikhlou on the charge of rebellion through being a member of the Komala Party. This ruling was overturned by the Supreme Court in July 2021 and referred to Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia for re-examination.
Shaker Behrouzi from "Dezej Margavar", who had been a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran for three months, returned to Iran after leaving the party and was arrested by the Urmia Intelligence Service on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He was transferred to Urmia Central Prison in the spring of 2020, after one year and nine days in detention and the completion of the interrogation processes in the Detention Center of the Urmia Intelligence Office.
In August 2020, Shaker Behrouzi was sentenced to death by Branch 2 of the Urmia Revolutionary Court, headed by Judge Sheikhlou, on charges of "Insolence" and "membership in the Komala Party."
The verdict was handed on charges of "membership in Komala", while Shaker Behrouzi was previously a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran, and was sentenced by the same court to five years in prison on charges of "membership in the Democratic Party." The mentioned sentence was violated by the Supreme Court in July 2021 and was referred to the Revolutionary Court of Urmia for reconsideration.
The political prisoner was also sentenced to death by Branch 1 of the Urmia Juvenile Criminal Court in December 2020 for the murder of a member of the Revolutionary Guards, which was confirmed by Branch 31 of the Supreme Court based in Qom in September 2021. The mentioned case is closed with the consent of the plaintiff's family, which was recorded on Thursday, June 30, 2022 in Urmia court.