Mr. Kamangar was born on 1975 and he is a resident of Kamiaran.He is a teacher and he has been teaching in the villages around the city of Kamiaran for five years. He is married with childeren. It is a year that his family live in a very difficult and worrying situation.
He was arrested on Aug.19, 2006 in the city of Sanandaj by the agents of the Ministry of Information and there was no news about him for four months and whenever his family attended to the Ministry of Information office in the city of Kamiaran and Sanandaj the officials denied of knowing anything.Later it became clear that he was transfered to the cell # 209 in Evin prison and he was interrogated and tortured.
During these time he was transfered three time to Kermanshah and Sanandaj for interrogation. He was under intense interrogation and torture on February and March of 2007 in the city of Kermanshah.
After seven months of no information about him his mother and brother was allowed for the first time to visit him for a very short time and with the presence of agents from the Ministry of Information and the agents forced them to speak in the official Farsi language and not Kurdish.
It has been a year since Farzad Kamangar's arrest and imprisonment and until now no one has told him what is his charges and up to now his lawyer was unable to meet him and no disclosure was given to his lawyer.
Farzad is now in cell# 209 in Evin prison and is under alot of interrogation, torture and stress and upto now he has been in several hunger strike which resulted him to attend to hospital.Farzad is suffering from foot and eye pain due to torture.
Reported by : Hirsh from the city of Kamiaran
Committee defending political and human rights
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