Agents of the Intelligence Department of Piranshahr re-arrested Soada Khadirzadeh and her one-year-old daughter on Friday, May 19, 2023, only several hours after she left prison on temporary leave.
Soada Khadirzadeh is a Kurdish political prisoner imprisoned in the women’s ward of the Central Prison of Urmia.
Ms. Khadirzadeh was arrested while she had received leave in the evening of the previous day, Thursday, May 18, and arrived at a relative’s house in Piranshahr from Urmia.
According to an informed source, Soada Khadirzadeh and her daughter, Ala, were returned to the women’s ward of Urmia Central Prison after 48 hours of imprisonment at the detention center of the Intelligence Department of Piranshahr.
Despite the provision of bail of three billion tomans, Soada Khadirzadeh’s previous requests for leave were rejected in two instances by the Intelligence Department and the prosecutor of the Revolutionary Court of Piranshahr.
The Criminal Court No. 1 of Mahabad has sentenced Soada Khadirazadeh to 12 years and six months on charges of “assisting in the murder of a member of the Revolutionary Guards” and “membership in the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran.”
The verdict was officially announced to this political prisoner’s family on September 6, 2022.
Soada Khadirzadeh, who has survived suicide in prison at least once, gave birth through a cesarean section operation on June 21, 2022, in a hospital in Urmia. She was returned to the Central Prison of Urmia after one day without full recovery.
Soada Khadirzadeh was arrested by government forces in Piranshahr on October 14, 2021, and transferred to the Central Prison of Urmia on November 8, 2021.