Verdict against Hedayat Abdollapour upheld at appeal, his sentence is death

Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): The death penalty of a Kurdish political prisoner, from Shno (Oshnavieh), was confirmed by the Iranian Supreme Court.

According to our correspondents, Iranian Supreme Court upheld the verdict against Hidayat Abdollapour, a Kurdish political prisoner, from Shno. Had he previously been sentenced to death, Hedayat had lodged an appeal aimed at overturn the verdict.

The decision of the Appeal Court was declared to Hadayat’s lawyer on Monday, October 8th.

Having published a statement in social media, Hossein Ahmadi Niaz, Hedayat’s lawyer confirmed the news.

On January 18, 2018, Hedayat Abdollapour was for the second time sentenced to death by Urmia Revolutionary Court on charge of “cooperation with a Kurdish opposition party”.