Posted News: Sun, Nov 12th, 2017
News Code: 806

Iran imprisons Kurds for carrying Kurdish flag


MAF NEWS – Two Kurds from Iranian Kurdish city of Mariwan are reportedly sentenced to four years in prison for carrying and hanging Kurdish flag, Maf News reported.

According to the Center of Democracy and Human Rights in Kurdistan, “Amir Arzhangi, 21 years old, son of Mokhhtar and Baset Afshar, 19 years old, son of Reza have been accused of ‘carrying Iraqi Kurdistan’s flag in Newroz,’ and both are sentenced to four years in prison, two years for each.”

“After three months of investigation, they were freed on bail on September 19,” Maf news quoted, “first each one was sentenced to three years in prison and exile to Zahedan by the Iranian Revolutionary Court which was opposed by them.”

Maf News cited that after the rejection, “the judicial review sentenced each one to two years in prison.”

Carrying and having Kurdish flag is banned in Iran.

Dozens were also arrested for celebrating September 25 Referendum in Kurdistan Region.