Today, Saturday, May 16, a week has passed since the disappearance of Hedayat Hedayat Abdullahpour, a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death in Urmia Prison.
So far, the political prisoner's family's efforts to find out his fate and whereabouts have been unsuccessful.
The forced disappearance of this Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death has raised concerns in his family.
On Tuesday, May 12, Amnesty International issued a statement urging Iranian government officials to immediately determine the fate and whereabouts of Hossein Silavi, Ali Khosarji and Naser Khafajian (Khafaji), three prisoners on death row from the Ahwazi Arab minority, and Hedayat Abdullahpour, a prisoner from the Kurdish minority on the death row.
On Saturday, May 9, Hedayat Abdullahpour was taken out of the ward under the pretext of a phone card and then transferred to an unknown location.
Hedayat Abdullahpour, a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death from Oshnavieh, was arrested on August 3, 2016 and 45 days after clashes between Peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran and the Revolutionary Guards in the village of Qarah-e-Sqal in Oshnovieh was arrested and he was tortured for 74 days for making confessions under the force in Urmia Ettelaat Sepah detention center.
Hedayat Abdullahpour was transferred to Urmia Central Prison after the interrogation on October 16, 2016.
On March 2016, this Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death in the First Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia on charges of " rebellion and membership in one of the Kurdish opposition parties in the Iranian government."
This verdict was violated in Branch 47 of the Supreme Court and his case was referred to the Second Branch of the Urmia Revolutionary Court for retrial.
The retrial of this political prisoner sentenced to death was held on December 26, 2017 in the presence of a representative of the Urmia Prosecutor, and he was sentenced to death for the second time. The sentence was announced to him on Thursday, January 18, 2018.
Hedayat Abdullahpour's case was referred to Branch 47 of the Supreme Court after the ruling of the Second Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia, and on Monday, October 8, 2018, the death sentence of this political prisoner was confirmed and his lawyer was notified.
Earlier, a relative of Hedayat Abdullahpour told the Kurdpa agency about the details of the trial of the Kurdish political prisoner: " after the death sentence of Hedayat Abdullahpour was violated in Branch 47 of the Supreme Court and referred to the Urmia Revolutionary Court. Hedayat Abdullahpour was tried in the Second Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia and was sentenced to death for the second time at the request and pressure of the Urmia Revolutionary Guards.
The case of this political prisoner is currently in the Urmia Amnesty and Pardon Commission.