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Mother sentenced to 7 years in prison for speech at son’s funeral

Mother sentenced to 7 years in prison for speech at son’s funeral

ANF - 2019-04-30 14:16
Besra Erol, mother of Evrim Deniz Erol who had been killed in the Suruc Massacre, was arrested for a speech she gave in the funeral ceremony for her son. ...
Mother sentenced to 7 years in prison for speech at son’s funeral - ANF

Co-mayors of Malazgirt sentenced to prison

ANF - 2019-05-28 08:53
A court charged former Malazgirt Municipality co-mayors, Halis Coşkun and Memnune Söylemez, with "being members of an illegal organization". Coşkun was sentenced to 12 years and Söylemez to 8 years and 6 months in prison. ...

Iraq Sentences Former Minister to Seven Years in Jail

BAS News - 2019-05-26 22:35
ERBIL - Iraq has sentenced a former minister to seven years in jail over alleged corruption during his time in the office, an Iraqi source revealed to RT on Sunday. "Former Minister of Culture Asaad al-Hashemi, who belonged to the Islamic Party, was sent ...

A citizen from Paveh sentenced two years in prison

Kurdpa - 2019-05-24 12:59
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish citizen from Paveh was sentenced to two years in prison after three months of arrest and unknown fate. ...

An Urmian citizen was sentenced to six months in prison

Kurdpa - 2019-05-15 16:07
Kurdpa Agency: The Urmia Revolutionary Court condemned a Kurdish citizen to six months in prison. ...

London-based Iranian national sentenced to 10 years in prison on spying charges

Rûdaw - 2019-05-13 21:47
Iranian judiciary spokesperson accused Amiri of being the "planner and manager of the UK’s cultural infiltration in Iran". ...

A labor activist was sentenced to one year suspended imprisonment for three years

Kurdpa - 2019-05-12 20:16
Kurdpa Agency: A Sanandaji labor activist was sentenced to one year suspended imprisonment for three years. ...

Iraqi Court Sentences Man to Prison for “Insulting” Shi’ite Imam

BAS News - 2019-05-12 16:05
ERBIL — An Iraq court on Sunday sentenced a man to three years in prison for allegedly “insulting” a Shi’ite Muslim Imam. Ali Srour Razaq was arrested earlier by the police in Najaf and faced a trial on Sunday, local media reported. He allegedly “insulte ...

A Kurdish Prisoner Released after Serving Five Years in Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-07 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Ali Yeganeh, a Kurdish political prisoner detained at the Orumiyeh Central Prison, was released after serving four years and nine months in prison. KHRN has been informed that, this Kurdish civilian from Khoy was arr ...

A citizen from Karamah city west of Iran (Kurdistan region) is sentenced to prison

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2019-05-05 14:28
KMMK: Danial Darab Khani, a resident of Kermanshah, was sentenced to a year in prison by a division of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of the Islamic Republic of Iran on charges of acting against national security. This citizen was arrested by Islamic ...

Two Kurdish citizens were sentenced to 10 years in prison

Kurdpa - 2019-05-05 11:20
Kurdpa Agency: Two Kurdish citizens from the Margavar Rural District were sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Revolutionary Court of Urmia. ...

Turkey doctors get prison terms for criticizing offensive against Syrian Kurds in Afrin

E-Kurd - 2019-05-04 11:35
ANKARA,— Eleven members of Turkey’s leading medical association were sentenced to prison terms on Friday over criticisms of a military offensive against Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) last year. They were given 20 months in prison for “in ...

A young Kermanshahi sentenced to one year in discretionary imprisonment

Kurdpa - 2019-05-04 06:07
Kurdpa Agency: The second branch of the Revolutionary Court of Kermanshah sentenced Kurdish citizen to one year in discretionary imprisonment. ...

A Kurdish Civilian Sentenced to One Year in Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-02 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): A Kurdish civilian, “Danial Darab Khani” who was arrested in Kermanshah in March 2017 following a nationwide protest in December, has been sentenced to one year in prison for “acting against national security.” KHRN ...

Isolation protests in May 1 celebrations in Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-05-01 17:27
Workers took to the streets in Kurdistan for May 1. AKP’s anti-labor practices were protested in the demonstrations where the workers also drew attention to the isolation and the hunger strikes. ...

IS leader appears in video for first time in 5 years

FOX News - 2019-04-30 06:47
The leader of the Islamic State group has appeared for the first time in 5 years in a video released by the extremist group's propaganda arm. ...

Mukhtar Zarei was sentenced to three years in prison

Kurdpa - 2019-04-29 06:35
Kurdpa Agency: three year imprisonment was issued to a Kurdish civilian activist from Sanandaj. ...

Four Sunni Kurdish Prisoners Transferred From Rajaee Shahr to Mahabad Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-25 02:19
Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN): Four Kurdish religious prisoners – Anwar Khezri, Ayoub Karimi, Qasem Abasteh, and Dawood Abdollahi- were transferred from Karaj Prison to the Mahabad Prison for trial at the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mahabad on A ...