The Iranian Judicial System Imposes 40 Months of Imprisonment on the Brother of a Slain Kurdish Protester

Omid Ghadimi, the brother of Foad Ghadimi, who was kill

30 March 2024 11:54

Hengaw, Friday, March 29, 2024

Omid Ghadimi, the brother of Foad Ghadimi, who was killed in the Woman, Life, Freedom (Jin, Jiyan, Azadi) movement in Divandarreh, Sanandaj province, has been sentenced to a total of 40 months in prison by the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, 33-year-old Omid Ghadimi, a member of grieving families of Divandarreh, whose beloved ones were killed by Iranian forces during nationwide protests in 2022, has been sentenced by the revolutionary court of this city to 32 months in prison for “membership in the Komala Party” and 8 months for “propaganda against the government,” totaling 40 months in prison.

He has also been fined 8 million and 500 thousand Iranian tomans in cash for the charge of spreading lies to disturb public opinion.

According to the law of aggregating sentences, the severe punishment, equivalent to 32 months of imprisonment, is enforceable for Omid Ghadimi, two-thirds of whom have also been suspended for one year.

Omid Ghadimi was detained and transferred to the Shahramfar IRGC detention center in Sanandaj while going to work on one of the streets of Divandarreh on September 7, 2023.

Eventually, on September 24, 2023, Ghadimi was temporarily released on bail of two billion and three hundred million tomans until the end of his trial proceedings.

Foad Ghadimi, the brother of Omid Ghadimi, was injured by the security forces' gunfire in Divandarreh during the Woman, Life, Freedom movement on September 19, 2024, and passed away on the 21st of the same month in Sanandaj Hospital.

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