Kurdish political prisoner threatened by intelligence in Rojhilat

A Kurdish political prisoner detained in the youth ward of the Orumiyeh Central Prison was interrogated and threatened by the Special Office of the Intelligence Ministry in Prison.

“On Dec 18, 2017, the Special Office of the Intelligence Ministry based in Orumiyeh Central Prison summoned Kamran Jafari, a political prisoner in the youth ward. Due to his refusal to go to the intelligence office, the prison authorities took him by force and violence”, a well-informed source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

“After transferring this political prisoner to the intelligence office, the security officer in charge interrogated and threatened him that a new case will be brought forward against him for propaganda against the regime if he continues to go to ward 12 (where political prisoners are held)”, the source added.

According to this source, the Office of the intelligence in Orumiyeh Prison has repeatedly summoned and threatened a number of political prisoners held in the ward for ordinary prisoners during the past few years due to visiting the political ward. Also, a number of political prisoners have been transferred to other prisons by the order of Intelligence office.

Kamran Jafari, a Kurdish citizen from Orumiyeh, was arrested in 2015 and he was released on bail until the trial after a month in solitary confinement at Orumiyeh Detention Centre. He was sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment by the Revolutionary Court (branch 2) in Orumiyeh on charges of acting against national security. The political prisoner’s sentence was decreased to three years by Orumiyeh Court of Appeals.

In April 2016, Kamran Jafari was transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison for the enforcement of his 3 years imprisonment sentence and he is now held in youth ward (ward 13).