Posted News: Sun, May 13th, 2018
News Code: 1145

Iranian Supreme Court confirms jail sentence for Saman Karimi


MAFNEWS – Sanandaj’s 14th branch of Iranian Supreme Court has reportedly confirmed five years jail sentence for Saman Karimi, a civil activist on May 8.

Saman Karimi

According to the Center of Democracy and Human Rights in Kurdistan, Karimi was sentenced to five years in prison in Mariwan in December 2016. Karimi was accused of “disturbing the public mind and propagandizing against Iranian Gov’t state.”

Karimi objected to the judgment and his case transferred to the Supreme Court in Sanandaj in December 2016.

According to the information obtained by Mafnews, Karimi has told the judge that he had not propagandized against Iranian Gov’t, but the judge responded him that “no one goes out from the Revolutionary Court without jail sentence.”

31-years-old Karimi was the founder of “No to Mariwan-Sanandaj’s death road” campaign.

Karimi was arrested in October 13, 2016, he was freed on a $30,000 bail one month later.