An informed source told Human Rights Network Kurdistan (KHRN) that Kamal Hassan Ramazan, political prisoner form Rojava, has been officially notified the definitive implementation of his death sentences in absentia, in the prison, by Branch 3 of the Revolutionary Court in Ûrmiye on 20 May 2017.

According to the source, the statement by Judge M. Dadpour in the Revolutionary Court of Ûrmiye noticed to the head of the prison of Ûrmiye which mentioned that the Branch 3 of the Revolutionary Court of Ûrmiye in absentia, has sentenced Kamal Hassan Ramazan on 12 November 2011, on charges of membership in PJAK and armed insurrection against the Islamic Republic of Iran and the sentence is finalised.

The source added, the verdicts comes in absentia, as this political prisoner is from Syria Kurdistan and he wasn’t in Iran on the date. Also last year, a new case composed for him in the Revolutionary Court of Ûrmiye on charges of the murder of several official government of the Intelligence Ministry and the Revolutionary Guards of Ûrmiye. During this period, twice the Branch 6 of the Court of Ûrmiye has been investigating his charges. Since the last defence in November 2016 the case has been submitted to a branch of the Revolutionary Court of Ûrmiye for sentencing while the political prisoners are awaiting a court hearing and His death penalty was confirmed in absentia.

Kamal Hassan Ramazan,” the 31-year-old citizen of Syria was arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards with two other people from the city of Maku near Ûrmiye, in July 2015 and transferred to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps detention centre.

This political prisoner was questioned in detention Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Intelligence Ministry,” for Four months. Later, all three political prisoners have been transferred to branch two of Ûrmiye Revolutionary Court and charged with membership of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and they announced after arraignment. The court sessions of all three political prisoner were held at this branch by judge Sheykhloo on Aug 14, 2015 and after an hour of the hearing they sentenced to 10 years and one day in prison that officially announced to the prisoner’s lawyer.

The sentence of 10 years imprisonment of Ramazan, was reduced to 7 years by using the “submit vote” and applying Article 442. After the verdict becomes final he transferred to the Detention Corps of Ûrmiye and they increased pressure on him to make a new case and has been also forced to make confessions on TV for two months in February 2014.

Following this pressure, Ramazan has been transferred to The Ministry of Intelligence’s detention center and the Intelligence Corps (IRGC) in Ûrmiye last year (on 6 December for 8 days and 6 January for ten days) to be questioned in a murder of a member of the Indigenous Guard, who was killed about ten years ago. Then the revolutionary court made a new case for him.


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