October 30, 2021
After 21 years in prison, political prisoner Saeed Sangar was released.
After 21 years of imprisonment, torture, and even a day of furlough, political prisoner Saeed Sangar was released. According to the human rights center of “No to Prison, No to Execution”, on Saturday, October 30, 2021, political prisoner Saeed Sangar was released after enduring 21 years of imprisonment without even one day of furlough, while he had been subjected to 13 mock executions in prison.
Political prisoner Saeed Sangar was born in May 1973 in Piranshahr. He was arrested on August 31, 2000, at the age of 27.
Two months after his arrest, Saeed Sangar was sentenced to death on charges of having links to the Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization (PMOI/MEK) during a trial headed by Judge Fatemi. After that, he was transferred from Sanandaj Intelligence Directorate’s Detention Center to ward 209 of Evin Prison in Tehran under the control of the MOIS (Ministry of Intelligence and Security) and held in solitary confinement until 2003. In December of that year, during the appeal phase, his sentence was reduced to life imprisonment with one degree of commutation.
On December 23, 2016, the prisoner’s life sentence was reduced to 18 years imprisonment by Branch 4 of Sanandaj Department for the Implementation of Sentences.
On January 20, 2021, after 20 years in prison, two years past the end of his sentence, he was sentenced to another 11 months in prison in a decree imparted to him. He has been subjected to pressures and tortures in various prisons for the past 21 years.
During his 21-year imprisonment, political prisoner Saeed Sangar has endured 13 mock executions, feeling the noose around his neck. He has been deprived of the minimum rights of a political prisoner all these years.