The Iraqi Kurdish man called Ali Ahmad Sulaiman was arrested on November 17, 2005, at the Targavar border region near Orumiyeh. He was then sentenced to five years of imprisonment on charges of membership and collaboration with a Kurdish political party (PJAK) in addition to six months in prison for “illegal entry into the country.” In the meantime, the intelligence service has filed another case against him on charges of murdering two local IRGC members.
He was severely tortured in the detention centre of Orumiyeh and sustained injury in his lumbar back. However, the afore-mentioned case was not investigated further due to lack of witnesses. Once Mr Sulaiman completed his imprisonment sentence, the Intelligence Bureau of Judiciary reopened the murder case against Soleiman at Branch 12 of the Orumiyeh Penal Court which sentenced him to Qisas (retaliation in kind) for one of the deaths, and Diyeh (blood money) for the other.
The verdict was approved in August 2013 and officially served to Sulaiman. But families of both victims forgave him in the presence of his lawyer. Later, he was sentenced to 9 years and 6 months in prison due to the murder of government agent.
The prison authorities transferred this political prisoner in solitary confinement due to his contact with Human Rights Organisations and media during the past years. Moreover, on March 2013, he was sentenced to one more year of imprisonment on charges of propaganda against the regime and being in touch with the office of Dr Ahmad Shahid.
After participating in the 33-day prison strike, he was once again transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison on October 11, 2012. He is now suffering from eye disease, skin disease, spinal disc and he urgently needs to be transferred to a hospital outside the prison. But the prison authorities have deny him of the right to treatment.