Labor activist Kamran Sakhtemangar summoned to serve his sentence

Kamran Sakhtemangar, a labor activist, was summoned to Branch 4 of the Enforcement of Criminal Sentences in the Sanandaj Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office to serve his imprisonment.

According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Kamran Sakhtemangar, a Kurdish labor activist, who was sentenced by Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj, in Kurdistan Province, to 5 years in prison on charges of “collaboration with a Kurdish anti-regime party” and 1 year imprisonment on charges of “propaganda against the state”, upon receiving an electronic notification from Branch 4 of the Enforcement of Criminal Sentences in the Sanandaj Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office, was summoned on Sunday, September 27th (2020), to serve his prison sentence.

This labor activist must report to Branch 4 of the Enforcement of Criminal Sentences in the Sanandaj Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office within 30 days from September 27th, in order to serve his sentence, according to the received report.

Kamran Sakhtemangar, a labor activist from Sanandaj, who was arrested by intelligence agents in September 2019, has been sentenced by Branch 4 of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj, chaired by Judge Hossein Saeedi, to 6 years in prison. After 85 days of detention, this Kurdish citizen was temporarily released from Sanandaj Central Prison on bail.

Mr. Sakhtemangar was sentenced by Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj to 5 years in prison on charges of “propaganda against the state”, which in the case of final approval of this sentence and application of Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, 5 years of the sentence will be imposed on him.

The interrogation session of this labor activist was held in Branch 2 of the Sanandaj Prosecutor’s Office, headed by Judge Mousa Shah Galdi Al-e Bagher, and a bail of 200 million Tomans was issued for the release of this labor activist, which Mr. Sakhtemangar was released from Sanandaj Central Prison on Wednesday, November 27th 2019, after being detained for 85 days.

Following the raid by Sanandaj intelligence agents on Seyyed Ali Hosseini’s garden house in the village of Araboghlo in Saqez (Kurdistan Province), this labor activist was arrested at 9 pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, and transferred to the Sanandaj Intelligence Detention Center for interrogation.

Earlier, credible sources had informed the Campaign: “Security forces entered Mr. Sakhtemangar’s house on Thursday, August 29th 2019, with the intent of arresting him, but due to his absence, the officers left the scene after thorough search of the house and confiscation of some personal belongings.”

The first hearing for the case of Mr. Sakhtemangar was held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Branch 2 of the Sanandaj Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office, chaired by Judge Mousa Shah Galdi Al-e Bagher, and a bail of 500 million Tomans was issued for the temporary release of this labor activist, however, despite providing the bail, he was transferred from the detention center of the Sanandaj Intelligence Department to the central prison of this city.

Quoting reliable sources, Mr. Amin Vaziri had previously told the Campaign: “Based on the investigations carried out by people close to Mr. Sakhtemangar, we found out that despite providing the bail by the family of this labor activist incarcerated in Sanandaj Central Prison, his release was opposed and the family was told that Mr. Sakhtemangar’s verdict would be issued in the coming weeks and that there was no need to post bail for him.”

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