Iran: A Sunni Cleric Taken to Intelligence Service Detention

 Friday, August 28, 2015 4:02:05 PM

Mamusta Naser Piri, a Kurdish theologist, who was arrested in Aug 2014, has been allegedly transferred again to the Intelligence Service chambers in Sanandaj city, recently, he had been in the solitary confinement of Central Sanandaj prison more than ten days, rights groups said.

Mr. Piri had been reportedly detained at the checkpoint at the entrance of Zahedan city on 11 August 2014 and finally taken behind the Iran's Intelligence Service bars.

The Sunni cleric known as "Mamusta" (Supreme Master Ching in the Kurdish language) was sentenced to five years in prison by Islamic Revolutionary Court after having one year in Sanandaj Intelligence Service custody. He transferred to Central Sanandaj prison once the sentence had been received.

Again, Mr. Piri is taken to Intelligence Service office while he had spent more than ten days in isolation, the Campaign to Defend Civil and Political Prisoners in Iran reported.

Officials had previously arrested him and kept in the chambers where the goal of inquisition in Sanandaj Intelligence Service detentions about 15 months. Eventually, the court pardoned him when he was already released on the bail.


By: Kaveh Taheri