The transfer of Hedayat Abdollahpour, a political prisoner sentenced to be executed, to an unknown location

The transfer of Hedayat Abdollahpour, a political prisoner sentenced to be executed, to an unknown location

14:49 - 10 May 2020


Hengaw: According to the report received by Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, On Saturday evening, May 9, 2020, Urmiyeh central prison officials transferred Hedayat Abdollahpour, the political prisoner sentenced to death, from the political prisoners ward to the outside of prison and his fate is unknown to date.

One of the prisoners imprisoned in Urumiyeh central prison confirmed the news and said that five hours after the transfer of this political prisoner out of prison, no information is available about his fate and the reason for his sudden transfer is unknown.

Hedayat Abdollahpour was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Forces on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, along with dozens of other citizens of Oshnavieh and was detained in Urumiyeh Intelligence Detention for nearly two months and was subjected to the most severe torture.

This political prisoner was sentenced to death in in February 2017 by second branch of Urumiyeh revolutionary court, presided over by judge Shekhlu, on charge of cooperation with the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) during the clashes between Democratic Party Peshmarga and revolutionary Guard corps forces in the village of Qarasaqal located in Oshnavieh district.

On Monday, October 8, 2018, the death sentence of Hedayat Abdollahpour, a political prisoner from Oshnavieh, was upheld by branch 47 of the supreme court and the sentence was officially announced to his lawyer and family.

Hedayat Abdollahpour is married and the father of two children named Sirwan and Kordestan.