Posted News: Thu, Dec 14th, 2017
News Code: 905

Iran Arrests 2 More Kurds


MAF NEWS – 2 Kurdish activist women detained, dozens persecuted in recent months.

On Wednesday, December 13, Kurdish activist women Soheila Zubeiri and Safa Hassanpour, were transferred to Mahabad Prison to serve their prisoner terms. Soheila Zubeiri, 46, was sentenced to 24 months of prison on charges of “disrupting public order and participating in a gathering” in protest to the suspicious death of Farinaz Khosravani, while 18-year-old Safa Hassanpour was sentenced to six months of prison for the same charges.

In the last 11 months of this year, 23 journalists, media activists and administrators of Telegram channels in Kurdistan have been also arrested by Iranian Security forces. During this time, five journalists, three photographers, and 15 Telegram channel admins were arrested by Iranian security agencies.

From these people, seven were from Mahabad, eight were from Gilane Gharb, three from Baneh and five others were from Mashhad, Kohdasht, Piranshahr, Urmia and Naghadeh.
Also during this period, five Kurdish journalists were sentenced to overall 12 years and 6 months of prison by the Iranian Judiciary.