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Sentence Issued for Two Kurdish Environment Activists

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-05-25 02:01
Two Kurdish activists were sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment in total on charges of “propaganda against the regime” by Orumiyeh Revolutionary Court. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that, on April 25, the trial of two activ ...

A Kurdish Student’s Sentence Reduced by Orumiyeh Court of Appeals

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-05-24 02:00
The sentence for Ibrahim Khalidi, the Kurdish student detained in Orumiyeh who was arrested during the recent protests rally and sentenced to five years imprisonment, was reduced to three years by the Orumiyeh Court of Appeals. A source close to the stude ...

Turkish Court Approves Sixteen-Year Jail Sentence of HDP Lawmaker

BAS News - 2018-05-23 20:04
ERBIL - A Turkish court in Diyarbbakir approved on Wednesday the prison sentence of 16 years and eight months for a pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) member, Idris Baluken. Baluken was arrested on November 4, 2016 for alleged links with the Kur ...

Serious Concerns Over Imminent Execution of Ramin Hossein Panahi

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-05-23 02:02
Following the confirmation of death penalty for Ramin Hossein Panahi by the Supreme Court, a case has been filed to Branch Four of the Sanandaj Tribunal to enforce the verdict and prison authorities have reported that he would be executed after Ramadan. H ...

Erbil Court Sentences Man to Death for Child Sexual Abuse

BAS News - 2018-05-22 23:56
ERBIL — A court in Erbil has sentenced a man to death for sexually abusing a child. Abdulsattar Farhadi, head of Erbil Criminal Court said that the sentence was issued after multiple hearings throughout two years. The convict had sexually molested a 4-ye ...

Belgian IS member sentenced to death by Iraqi court

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-22 15:36
Last year, Iraqi forces arrested tens of thousands of those accused of being Islamic State (IS) members and affiliates, most of whom await sentencing. (Photo: Archive) ...

Iraq: Belgian Man Sentenced to Death over Links with IS

BAS News - 2018-05-22 13:18
ERBIL - An Iraqi court sentenced on Tuesday an Belgian man over links with Islamic State (IS) and involvement with the group's attacks in Europe, said a report. The Central Criminal Court implemented the charge of Tarek Jadoun, aka Abu Hamza al-Baljiki, ...

Imprisonment for a Telegram Channel Admin in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-05-22 02:00
A Kurdish cyberspace activists of telegram channel in Orumiyeh was sentenced to three years of imprisonment by the Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh (Branch 2) on charges of “propaganda against the state” and “insulting the leader of the Islamic Republic”. ...

Turkey Rejects Release of HDP’s Demirtas for Presidential Campaign

BAS News - 2018-05-21 22:57
ERBIL — A Turkish court on Monday rejected an appeal by the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to release former co-chair Selahattin Demirtas who is now running in the presidential election. The HDP had demanded the release of Demirtas last week ...

Iraq Sentences Another Two Men to Death for IS Links

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — An Iraqi court has sentenced another two men to death by hanging after trials found them guilty of Islamic State (IS) membership. Abdul-Sattar al-Birqdar, the spokesman for the Supreme Judicial Council, told Alghad Press on Monday that the Wasit ...

Iranian Court Sentences Two Kurds to Death for Murder Charges: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-05-14 10:34
ERBIL - A court in Iran sentenced on Monday morning two Kurdish people to death in Urmia city over alleged murder charges, said a monitoring group. According the Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, Khalil Agwsh was jailed since 2012, while Suhail Mirba ...

Iran Sentences 8 Men to Death over IS Attack in Tehran

BAS News - 2018-05-13 11:59
ERBIL — An Iranian court on Sunday sentenced eight men to death over a terrorist attack in Tehran last June which was claimed by the Islamic State (IS). Head of the Tehran Revolutionary Courts, Mousa Ghazanfarabadi, told the state TV that the men were fo ...

Warrants issued for 300 Turkish military officers, 150 arrested

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-11 17:51
Government supporters hold banners against former soldiers allegedly involved in the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey before a mass trial as the gendarmerie lead defendants to a court, Ankara, May 22, 2017. (Photo: AA) ...

Kurdish Court Sentences IS Member to Five Years in Jail

BAS News - 2018-05-07 15:10
ERBIL - A court in Kirkuk province sentenced on Sunday an Islamic State (IS) member to five years and one month in jail after he was found guilty of strong ties with the militant group, said the police. Rokan Nouri Salih, a 33-year old Arab citizen of Di ...

Putin takes office for second six-year term as Russia’s president

Waar Media - 2018-05-07 14:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Vladimir Putin has officially assumed office as Russia’s President, Constitutional Court Chairman Valery Zorkin announced after Putin accepted the presidential emblem and took the presidential oath in the St. Andrew Hall at the Grand Kremlin ...

Rouhani: Ban on Telegram Opposite to Democracy

BAS News - 2018-05-05 16:34
ERBIL - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has criticised ban on the country's most popular messaging app, Telegram, imposed by conservative-run judiciary. Earlier last Monday,, the country's Culture and Media court ordered telecoms companies to block Teleg ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Demands Pardon for Saddam Hussein’s Minister

BAS News - 2018-05-04 00:16
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Thursday sent an official letter to country’s president, prime minister, federal court and judicial council, demanding a special pardon for jailed Saddam Hussein’s minister. He asked for the pardon bef ...

Iranian Court Sentences Kurdish Man Over Alleged Killing: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-05-03 13:10
ERBIL - A court in Iran has sentenced a Kurdish man from Kirmanshan province to death over alleged murder charge, said a monitoring group on Thursday. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, said that the death penalty of A'zam Ghazayi Mohammed was impleme ...

Iranian Court Sentences Kurdish Man to Death: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-04-30 15:24
ERBIL - An Iranian court sentenced to death a Kurdish man on Sunday morning over the usage of illegal drugs, while according to the law amendments, no one should be executed for such charges in Iran, said a monitor. According to Hangaw Organization for H ...

HDP's Demirtas to Appear Before Turkish Court

BAS News - 2018-04-30 10:23
ERBIL - Former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish HDP party in Turkey, Selahattin Demirtas, will again appear before a Turkish court on Monday on multiple charges, including alleged support for the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The Kurdish leader attended a c ...

Iraq Sentences Nineteen Russian Women to Life in Jail

BAS News - 2018-04-29 17:02
ERBIL - Iraq sentenced on Sunday 19 Russian women to life in jail over links with the Islamic State (IS) group, said a report. According to a statement by the Central Criminal Court, the convicts were found guilty of "joining and supporting IS", as repor ...

Saman Naseem Not Released Due to New Charges Filed By IRGC

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-04-27 02:00
On Thursday 25 January the death sentence for the political prisoner known as Saman Naseem on charges of Moharebeh (waging war against God) by the Orumiyeh Court of Appeals was reduced to imprisonment sentence by the Supreme Court. However, Islamic Revolu ...

Iraqi Central Court Sentences Ten Foreign Women to Death, Life in Jail

BAS News - 2018-04-26 22:09
ERBIL - Iraqi Central Criminal Court has sentenced ten foreign women to death and life in jail for links with the Islamic State (IS), said an official. "The Central Criminal Court issued death sentences against five female militants, two of whom are Azer ...

Iraqi Court Sentences Four IS Members: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-25 15:26
ERBIL - A court in Iraq has sentenced four Islamic State (IS) members over terrorism crimes against the Iraqi forces, said a report. The four IS insurgents received their death penalties by the Anbar Criminal Court after they found guilty of terrorist ac ...

Iraqi Court Sentences Two More to Death on IS Links

BAS News - 2018-04-23 21:14
ERBIL — An Iraqi court on Monday issued death penalties for two men after they were found guilty of membership in the extremist group of Islamic State (IS). Spokesperson for Iraq’s Higher Judicial Council, Abdul-Sattar al-Birqdar, said in a statement tha ...

Iranian Court Sentences Five Kurdish People to Death: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-04-23 12:15
ERBIL - A judicial court in Iran sentenced on Monday morning five Kurdish individuals to death accused of killing charges, said a human rights group. According to Hangaw Organisation for Human Rights, the death penalties were implemented in Urmia city, i ...

Iraq: Two Accused of Terror Received Death Penalty

BAS News - 2018-04-22 14:42
ERBIL - An Iraqi court sentenced on Sunday a couple of accused of individuals accused of terror to death after they were found guilty for assassinating a number of police officers, said a report. "The criminal court in Wasit handed down death sentences a ...
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