Morteza Haqbayan, a journalist and political prisoner from Sanandaj, who suffered a ruptured eardrum during detention due to the beating of the security forces, has recently been sent to medical leave from the central prison of Sanandaj with an electronic handcuff for treatment.
48-year-old Morteza Haqbayan was arrested by the security forces on Thursday (May 19, 2022) to serve his 2-year and 6-month sentence and was transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison.
During his detention for the execution of the sentence, Morteza Haqbayan was beaten by the security agents in such a way that his hand was injured and his ear drum was also torn.
Shahram Amjadian and Morteza Haqbayan were arrested by the security forces in Sanandaj today (August 26, 2019) and after 67 days of being kept in the solitary cells of the Intelligence Department, they were released on bail of 260 million tomans and temporarily until the completion of the proceedings.
Last summer, these two media activists were sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison, 90 lashes and a fine of 10 million tomans by Branch 104 of the Sanandaj Criminal Court on the charge of “slandering the directors of Kurdistan province and publishing government documents”. They were.
that these two journalists were arrested for their activities in the Telegram channel Amak (revealing the performance of Kurdistan administrators).
Earlier, in May 2021, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) had called for an end to the arrest and suppression of Kurdish journalists.
This organization had announced: Iran detained at least 8 Kurdish journalists starting in mid-2020; 3 remain behind bars