Mohammad Nazari has been in prison for 20 years

Mohammad Nazari has been in prison for 20 years
30 May

mohammad-nazariKurdpa News Agency reported that today Friday May 30, 2014 Mohammad Nazari, Kurdish political prisoner has spent 20 years in prisons of the regime of Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mohammad Nazari now 43 was only 23 years old when he was arrested by the agents of Abuzar Base of Revolutionary Guards on fictitious charges of collaborating with the Iranian Kurdish opposition groups.

According to his interview from prison two years ago, he was kept at the detention center belonging to the IRGC’s intelligence and he was repeatedly tortured physically and psychologically: I was beaten with electrical cables and every time I was interrogated, the agents would start kicking and punching me.  At night, they would pound on my cell door to disturb my sleep.

Mr. Nazari is one of the longest Kurdish political prisoners in Iranian regime’s prisons.  He claims, Jamilzadeh the judge presiding over his trial in Orumieh Revolutionary Court was very rude.  It took only 20 minutes for the judge to sentence Nazari to death.  His death sentence was eventually revoked to life imprisonment in a clemency order.

During his 20 years imprisonment, he has not been granted even one day of furlough and he states that he is innocent:  Despite the unfounded allegations, I have not been involved in any ‘terrorist’ or even armed struggle activities.

To protest his unjust imprisonment, he has gone on hunger strike several times, and in one instance he sewed his lips.

He is currently held at the Rejae Shahr Prison in Karaj in central Iran.

He is alleged of having ties to Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan.  Association to any Kurdish political party in Iran can lead to lengthy prison terms if not execution.

According to Taimour Aliassi, the spokesperson for Association of Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G), from a list of 947 political prisoners in Iran currently made available to Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on the Situation Human Rights in Iran 392 of them are Kurdish.

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