kurdish activists

February 9, 2016

Iranian Judicial Officials Suggest Kurdish Prisoner Will Get Temporary Leave if She Agrees to Televised “Confession”

Iranian Judicial Officials Suggest Kurdish Prisoner Will Get Temporary Leave if She Agrees to Televised “Confession” Iran’s judicial authorities have hinted that Kurdish prisoner of conscience Zeinab Jalalian could go on furlough if she agreed to a televised confession, according to her lawyer, Mohammad Sharif. “They don’t want to let her out or if they do, it would be conditional,” Sharif told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Given […]... read more
February 2, 2016

Dispute between Judicial Officials on the Release of Kurdish Human Rights Activist Keeps Him in Prison

Dispute between Judicial Officials on the Release of Kurdish Human Rights Activist Keeps Him in Prison The prominent Kurdish human rights activist, Mohammad Sediq Kaboudvand, has been recommended for conditional release by the chief warden of the notorious Evin Prison, but the prosecutor in his case has so far refused to consent, according to Kaboudvand’s wife. Parinaz Baghban Hassani also told the Campaign that during the eight years her husband has […]... read more
December 24, 2015

Kurdish News Editor Released on Bail after 60 Days in Prison

Kurdish News Editor Released on Bail after 60 Days in Prison Hassan Sheikh Aghaei, the editor of a Kurdish-Persian news site, was released on two billion rials (about $67,000) bail on December 6, 2015, after 60 days in detention in Mahabad Prison, 30 days of which he spent in solitary confinement. Sheik Aghaei’s arrest and detention takes place within a crackdown by hardliners against independent journalists […]... read more
January 26, 2012

Death Sentences Upheld for Two Kurdish Political Prisoners

Death Sentences Upheld for Two Kurdish Political Prisoners The Iranian Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences of two Kurdish political prisoners, local sources told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Prison authorities from Rajaee Shahr Prison allegedly told Zanyar Moradi and Loghman Moradi that their death sentences were upheld.... read more
November 11, 2011

Kurdish Cultural Figures Receive Prison Sentences for ‘Acting Against National Security’

A source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that eight literary and cultural figures from Gilan-e Gharb in Kermanshah Province, who were arrested by security forces last August, were sentenced to a total of 13 years in prison by the Gilan-e Gharb Revolutionary Court, with Judge Babakhani presiding. The group had been released on bail after spending one to two months in temporary detention.... read more
August 24, 2011

Kermanshah Cultural Figures Remain In Prison

One month after the the arrests of eight literary and cultural figures in Gilan Gharb city in Kermanshah Province, three of the detainees, Jamal Khani, Sina Bijanpour, and Maryam Amini, were transferred from the Kermanshah Intelligence Office Detention Center to the Quarantine Wards of Kermanshah’s Dizelabad and Women’s Prisons. Their charges and other legal details […]... read more