Shaho Oskoui was Transferred to Prison to Serve His Prison Sentence

Shaho (Shahriar) Oskoui, a Sanandaj civil rights activist who was sentenced to prison by the judge, was taken to the Sanandaj Prosecutor’s Office for serving his 30 months of imprisonment.

According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Shaho (Shahriar) Oskoui was transferred to the Sanandaj Central Prison to serve his prison sentence on Monday, December 23rd, 2019.

Mehrdad Amin Vaziri, a labor activist from Sanandaj, said, “After appearing at Sanandaj Prosecutor’s Office on Monday, Mr. Oskoui was arrested and transferred to Sanandaj Prison to serve his 30 years prison terms.

In May this year, Mr. Oskoui was charged with “cooperating with the Kurdish opposition parties” by the Second Branch of the Sanandaj Revolutionary Public Prosecutor’s Office, headed by Judge Musa Shah Goldi Al-Baqer, and was later released on 500 million Tomans bail. Later, he was sentenced to 5 years in prison in Revolutionary Court.

According to a report in August this year, Mr. Oskoui’s trial was held in the first branch of the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj, chaired by Judge Hossein Saeedi, where he was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of “cooperating with opposition parties of the Iranian government”. With his objection, the case was sent to the Court of Appeal court for review.

The sentence was reduced to 30 months in the fourth branch of the Kurdistan Province Court of Appeal, chaired by Judge Tayari.

Mr. Oskoui was arrested by the Intelligence Service on March 18th, 2019. He was transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison after the investigation and completion of the case on May 4th, 2019.

It is reported that during his detention at the Intelligence Ministry’s detention center, Mr. Oskoui was subjected to “physical and psychological torture” for forced confessions.  In addition, his wife was summoned and interrogated twice at the Sanandaj Intelligence Agency’s News Headquarters.

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