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Two Labour Activists Sentenced to Prison

Two Labour Activists Sentenced to Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-15 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Eqbal Shabani and Towfiq Mahmoodi, two Kurdish Labour activists were sentenced to one year of suspended imprisonment for three years and one-year of imprisonment respectively on charges of cooperating with the “Oppos ...
Two Labour Activists Sentenced to Prison - Kurdistan Human Rights

Two Kurdish Activists Released on Heavy Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-06-08 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Two Kurdish detainees known as Farzad Hosseini and Mehdi Ghobadi have been released from the Kamyaran Prison on heavy bail over the past few days. KHRN has been informed that Farzad Hosseini, a member of the Kurdista ...

Two Kurdish Activists Released / Another Activist Still in Detention

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-29 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Idris Menbari and Rebvar Menbari, members of the Nozhin cultural-social association, were released after being released for four days. Zahra Mohammadi, another member of the association, is still in detention. A reli ...

Trump to visit Seoul as North Korea hardens stance

Waar Media - 2019-05-16 13:30
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit level meeting with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, when he travels to Seoul in June. The two leaders are expected to discuss issues related to North Korea, as well as ways to strengthen ...

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". ...

Sulaimaniya: Three People Sentenced to Death on Murder Charges

BAS News - 2019-05-12 23:31
ERBIL - A court in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province has sentenced three people to death on murder charges in the disputed Kurdish city of Kirkuk. The death penalties were issued on Thursday (May 9) by the Sulaimaniya Criminal Court after findi ...

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. ...

Conviction of a labor activist to one year discretionary imprisonment

Kurdpa - 2019-05-12 20:16
Kurdpa Agency: a labor activist from Sanandaj was sentenced to one year discretionary imprisonment. ...

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 ...

Latest Status of Environmental Activists: Heavy Bail and Continual Solitary Confinement

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-11 02:01
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Two environmental activists “Hadi Kamangar and Sirwan Ghorbani” were transferred from the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj to the Central prison of this city during the past few days. Farhad Mohamm ...

SDF Hands Two Freed Yezidi Sisters to Rescue Office

BAS News - 2019-05-10 20:52
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Friday handed over two freed Yezidi sisters to a rescue office in northeastern Syria. The two had been freed in the operations to liberate the last enclave of the Islamic State (IS) in eastern par ...

Two Sisters Stabbed to Death by Family Members in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-08 23:45
ERBIL - Two sisters were stabbed to death by their father and a brother in the Iranian Kurdistan on Wednesday evening, a monitoring group confirmed. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights said that the incident took place in the Kurdish city of Sanandaj on ...

A Prisoner Hanged in Tabriz Prison on the Charge of Rape

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-04 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): A prisoner charged with “rape” was executed at Tabriz Central Prison on Apr 30, 2019. “The 32-year-old man from Maragheh, who charged with “rape” and sentenced to execution two years ago, was held at Tabriz Prison,” ...

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 ...

Members of a Family Arrested in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-01 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Members of a family from Orumiyeh have been detained on charges of cooperation with The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran since March. Ebrahim Sediq Hamedani and his two children, Salar and Maryam Sediq Hamedan ...

A Prisoner Hanged on Murder Charges at Sanandaj Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-30 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): A Kurdish prisoner, Ahmad Irani (known as Aha Chateh), was executed on murder charges at Sanandaj Central Prison on April 28. The prisoner was arrested in 2011 on the charge of murdering two people in a conflict over ...

Two Kurdish Civilians Arrested in Kamyaran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-25 02:20
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Khaled Zamani and Mehdi Ghobadi, two civilians from Kamyaran, have been arrested by security forces and transferred to an unknown location during the past 2 days. A source in the Kamyaran has told KHRN that “security ...

Bahai Civilian Exiled to Minab

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-19 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN): Zabiullah Raoufi, a 70-year-old resident of Sanandaj, was exiled to Minab to serve his one year exile sentence after serving his one year imprisonment sentence. He was sentenced to 1 Year of imprisonment and one year ...