Reports from inside Iran indicate that pressures are mounting against political prisoners of ethnic origin. Othman Mostafapour, a Kurdish political prisoner in Urumiya prison, was sentenced to another 10 years in prison by the revolutionary court. This sentence was handed down to Mostafapour because he got into a scuffle with IRGC forces. Mostafapour has spent the last 22 years and 5 months in Iranian prisons without any leave. This politically active Kurd was arrested in 1991in the Tagor region of Urumiya, and was later condemned to 25 years in prison on the charge of being a member of an opposition Kurdish party.
Pressures, harassments and restrictions against political prisoners in the Central Zahen Prison and in the Sistan & Baluchestan Province have intensified. There is no news about political prisoner Jayhand Reigi, 27, who has been transferred to solitary confinement in the dungeon of Zahedan Prison and has since been under physical and psychological torture by intelligence agents.