A number of Kurdish people arrested after participating in the protest against the sexual harassment of a 12-year-old schoolgirl in Orumiyeh are still being detained at Orumiyeh Central Prison.
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been notified that at least 10 people are still in temporary detention at different parts of the Orumiyeh central prison with no information about their fate three months after the street protests against the sexual harassment of a schoolgirl in Orumiyeh.
According to one of the detainees who was recently released from prison on bail, some of detainees have been severely tortured physically by security forces during the interrogations and the impacts of these tortures are still visible on the bodies of these detainees.
“Over 50 Kurdish residents of the Islamabad neighborhood were arrested during the protests but the majority of them were released on bail later”, this source added.
A number of detained citizens who still remain in the Ordinary Prisoners Ward at Orumiyeh Central Prison have been identified as follows: Hossein Mahtabi, Burhan Omarzadeh, Mekayil Hoshinki, Hameed Rahimi, Parviz Omari, Yashar Beyzadeh, Ehsan Abdi, Ahmad Amini, Safar Abdollahi And Khalil Seyedi. “
On Monday, a 12-year-old student living in Islamabad (Orumiyeh) told her family about her sexual harassment by the school janitor of “Rahe Shohada”. Once she was examined and the doctors confirmed that sexual harassment had happened, on Oct 23, 2017, the family and a number of relatives of the student gathered at the schoolyard and demanded the arrest of school janitor. With the massive Spread of the news among the Kurdish citizens living in the town, hundreds of angry protesters joined the relatives of this young girl and broke down the school windows in addition to turning the suspect’s car over.
Orumiyeh Intelligence Forces have arrested more than 50 Kurdish people participating in the above-mentioned protest.
KHRN had previously released the identities of 24 of these detainees including a number of detainees released on bail as: Amir-Taleb-e-Marneh (former political prisoner), Nader Nojavan Jahani, Shafiq Nojavan Jahani, Osman-Khezri (brother of Hussein Khezri, executed political prisoner) and his son, Behroz Khezri, Parviz Khezri, Naser Vakili, Farhad Shojayi, Erfan Maddah, Vali Haki, Mohammad Khalil Seyedi, Vahid Daneshyar, Amir Farjami, Behzad Javidi, Afshar Teymoorzadeh, Shorresh Mohi, Mahdi Atmani, Mehrdad Mahmoodi(son of Rasoul), Iraj Hamedi(son of Mousa) Naser Rashidi (son of Hassan), Mohsen Shirzad (son of Mohammad Saeed, Amin Hassan Pour( son of lezgin) and Keyvan Mirzayi (son of Mohammad).
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