Posted News: Sat, Feb 24th, 2018
News Code: 1018

Six years of imprisonment for Kurdish activists in Iran


MAF NEWS – Three Kurdish political and social activists have been reportedly sentenced to jail over “relationship with Kurdish (opposition) parties” in Iran.


According to the Center of Democracy and Human Rights in Kurdistan Mohammad Naeem Mohammadpour from Sanandaj, was sentenced to two years in prison for “membership of (Kurdish) opposition groups and advertising for these groups.”

Mohammadpur was freed on bail in January.

Shahram Farhadi, a Kurdish social activist who is also from Sanandaj was sentenced to four years in jail over accusation of “cooperating with Iranian Kurdish opposition parties.” Farhadi was arrested in December last year while he was transferring public donation to Kermanshah where a 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed hundreds in November last year.

Farhadi was in solitary for two month, deprived of contacting his family as well as of having a lawyer.

In Ilam, Faramarz Malekshahi was sentenced to six month imprisonment. Malekshahi was accused of encouraging people to celebrate Kurdistan Regions Independence Referendum.

Malekshadi was also denied of contacting his family and having a defendant when he was under investigations.