A Kurdish political prisoner “Shaker Behrouzi”, who had been transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Orumiyeh last March, was returned to Orumiyeh Central Prison.
“He was transferred to the prison ward known as “Talash” at the Orumiyeh Central Prison a few weeks ago, after being interrogated for about a year.”, an informed source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).
“Shaker Behrouzi and another political prisoner “Mohammad (Esmat) Salahshour” were charged with “killing a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)” in 2015. The two prisoners have been under pressure and torture since being detained by the Intelligence Service for making confessions.”, the source added.
Behrouzi was previously a member of one of the Kurdish opposition parties. He returned to Orumiyeh upon obtaining the consent of Intelligence Office of IRGC and receiving Safe Pass. However, he was arrested by the IRGC after three months on Feb 17, 2019.
After a month of interrogation, he was transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison from the detention centre of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC). However, he was taken to another IRGC detention centre in Orumiyeh several weeks later.
Mohammad Salahshour was also transferred to the IRGC detention centre in Orumiyeh twice in April and July of last year. He has been reportedly acquitted of the afore-mentioned murder charge due to the lack of sufficient evidence.