Issuance of Incarceration Verdicts for Five Kurdish Individuals, Including a Minor and Members of a Justice-Seeking Family

In recent days, the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran has rendere

18 March 2024 21:01

Hengaw: Monday, March 18, 2024

In recent days, the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran has rendered incarceration verdicts for five individuals hailing from Oshnavieh, West Azerbaijan province, Urmia. Among them are a minor identified as Hiwa Sharifi, two members of justice-seeking families identified as Shwana Babakri (Mangor) and Shafie Babakri (Mangor), and two additional individuals identified as Shahin Ebrahimi and Saleh Sakhavat.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, during the past few days, 16-year-old Hiwa Sharifi, 39-year-old Shwana Babakri, 36-year-old Shafie Babkri, 28-year-old Shahin Ebrahimi, and 37-year-old Saleh Sakhavat have been collectively sentenced to 22 months of imprisonment.

The verdict details are as follows: Hiwa Sharifi has been sentenced to 3 months of imprisonment, while Shwana and Shafiei Babakri have each received a 6-month imprisonment sentence. Additionally, Shahin Ebrahimi and Saleh Sakhavat have been individually sentenced to 3 months of imprisonment.

These individuals were apprehended by security forces in Oshnavieh in July 2023. They were subsequently released on bail a month later, pending the conclusion of their trials.

It is noteworthy that Shafie and Shwana Babakri are the sons of a Kurdish political prisoner identified as Rashid Babakri (Mangor), who was executed in 1994 at Urmia Central Prison on charges of "participation in the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan."

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