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torsdag 23 maj 2013

Lawyer of Kurdish prisoner arrested

Lawyer of Kurdish prisoner arrested.

Habibullah Gulperipur who was sentenced to death on charges of being a member of PJAK (Party of Free Life of Kurdistan), was transferred from Semnan to Urumiye Prison in Iran last week.

According to the report by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Gulperipur's lawyer, Mesud Şemsinejad, has been arrested this week after his client's transfer from Semnan prison where he had been held for 15 months.
The reason for the lawyer's arrest has not been disclosed yet. He is reportedly being held in Urumiye prison now.
In 2011, Hüseyin Hızıri had been executed after his transfer from Urumiye prison. Gulperipur's family is concerned that their son could also share the same fate with Hızıri.

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