The Sanandaj Intelligence Office obstructed releasing a Kurdish a political prisoner despite the bail warrant of 500 million tomans for the temporary release, a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).
Political prisoner Hossein Kamangar’s release was cancelled at the last moments by the intervention of the Sanandaj Intelligence Office.
“The Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Kamyaran had set up a temporary release letter for the release of Hussein Kamangar on 17 October. However, an official from Sanandaj Intelligence Agency contacted the Prosecutor’s office and alleged that Mr Kamangar was charged with ‘moharebeh’ and the prosecutor was not allowed to sign the release letter,” an informed source told KHRN.
Meanwhile, the source added that Hussein Kamangar has been resisting pressures from the security institutions to make television confessions and endorse a “security scenario set by these institutions.”
Although the Kurdish activist was transferred to Kamyaran Prison upon the completion of interrogation process at Sanandaj Intelligence Office, he was taken to Kamyaran Intelligence Department several times and interrogated again.
Kamangar went on a hunger strike on July 18, 2019 in protest to the pressures from the Sanandaj Intelligence Office to obtain television confessions.
The political prisoner was arrested by security forces in Kamyaran on January 8, 2019, and transferred to Kamyaran prison on August 10, 2019 after spending six months in detention at the Intelligence Office in Sanandaj.