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Thursday, 26 November, 2020

Saeed Sangar, the political prisoner imprisoned in Urmia Prison is sentenced to 15 years in prison

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Human Rights in Iran- On Monday, April 13th 2020, following a lawsuit issued by branch 2 Revolutionary Court of Urmia, headed by ” Ali Sheikhloo “, Saeed Sangar, the political prisoner jailed in ward 12 of Urmia Central Prison was convicted to serve 15 years in prison for his new case. The sentence was announced to this politcal prisonesr in Urmia Central Prison on Saturday.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran- On Saturday April 11th 2020, Saeed Sangar, the political prisoner incarcerated in ward 12 of Urmia Central Prison, was trialled in branch 2 of Revolutionary Court in this city, presided over ” Ali Sheikhloo ” and was sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison, because of his new accusation of ” membership in « Mujahedin-e Kalq, MEK » anti-regime group “. After the issued sentence was announced to the defendant lawyer, also was declared to this politcal prisonesr who is kept in Urmia Central Prison. Saeed Sangar is one of the oldest politcal prisonesrs in Iran who up to today has spent 19 years in Urmia Central Prison, in deprivation of his citizenship rights.

According to this report, based on the date of this lawsuit which was on March 1st (2020), however the verdict was declared to this politcal prisoner’s lawyer on April 11th (2020).

The hearing on the case of Saeed Sangar was held on Wednesday February 26th 2020, by branch 2 of Revolutionary Court in Urmia, presided over ” Ali Sheikhloo “, and this politcal prisoner accused of membership in anti-regime « Mujahedin-e Kalq, (KEV) group, was sent to the hearing process, with the attendance of his lawyer.

Following a written summons he was summoned to branch 2 of Urmia Revolutionary Court to attend the hearing, but it was cancelled due to the absence of the judge of mentioned branch and the hearing was postponed to February 26th 2020.

Also Saeed Sangar after being sent to branch 6 of Urmia Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office on December 17th 2020, by Interrogator of mentioned branch was charged with propaganda against the System, contacting with dissident medias and membership in anti-regime Mujahedin-e Kalq (KEV) group.

In 2018, Saeed Sangar also was accused of another case on propaganda against the System, but was acquitted of this charge due to the lack of evidence against him.

Previously, on Monday November 5th 2007, Saeed Sangar was transferred from Urmia Central Prison to Sanandaj Central Prison in Kurdistan province, and on Tuesday September 1st 2015 was moved back again to Urmia Central Prison.

Later on, this politcal prisoner was transferred to Tehran and was held for 2 years in solitary confinement in ward 209 of Intelligence Ministry in Tehran, in a state of uncertainty. In 2003, this politcal prisoner eventually was returned to Urmia Central Prison.

While Saeed Sangar was spending his 16th year of conviction in Urmia Central Prison in 2018, following another verdict issued by branch 4 of Sanandaj Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office, his life Imprisonment was changed to an 18-years conviction in prison.

Saeed Sangar, son of Mostafa, born in May 1973, a resident of Piranshahr county, was detained by Intelligence Office agents in September 2000, and after the interrogation proceedings by branch 1 of Sanandaj Revolutionary Court, presided over the time judge, ” Fatemi “, was sentenced to death on the charges of enmity ( Moharebeh ) and contacting with Mujahedin-e Kalq ( KEV ) Organization. After an objection in Appeals Court in 2013, the sentence was commuted to life Imprisonment.

The issue of arbitrary detainment of persons without the justification of their charges, and the culprits’ inaccessibility to a lawyer is a case of violations of Principles noted in International Instrument of Human Rights, Article 9 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Article 9 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted on December 16th 1966.

The individuals’ accessibility to the right of a fair judgement by an impartial court is one of the emphasized cases in International Instrument of Human Rights, Article 10 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as in Article 14 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted on December 16th 1966.

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