Adnan Hassanpour

Adnan Hassanpour, the jailed Iranian-Kurdish journalist who was transferred unexpectedly from Marivon Prison in Kurdistan to Zabol Prison in Sistan-Baluchistan, has been allowed out of quarantine after two weeks and transferred to Zaehdan Prison.

Hassanpour’s family reports that after 25 days of no information, they have finally found out where he is.

Leili Hassanpour, the jailed journalist’s sister, told Zamaneh that because the reason for his transfer had been unclear, Zabol Prison authorities at first refused him then accepted him, after contact with Kurdistan Intelligence Office, but after 14 days they transferred him to the Zahedan Central Prison.

Hassanpour has not been given one day of furlough in the seven years he has been in prison. He was arrested in 2006 and sentenced to death for the charge of “enmity against God.”

His death sentence was overturned by the Supreme Court in August of 2008. He was later sentenced to 16 years in jail by the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court.

There is no official statement on why Hassanpour was transferred; however, his lawyer suspects that it has to do with Hassanpour’s recent letter to President Hassan Rohani.

Hassanpour has reportedly issued a series of recommendations to President Rohani to resolve the problems in Kurdistan.