Iranian Judiciary sentenced a Kurdish language lecturer from Sanandaj to 11 years of imprisonment.

21 April 2024 11:00

Hengaw: Sunday, April 21, 2024

Soma Pourmohammadi, a Kurdish language lecturer and a member of the board of directors of the “Nojin” cultural-social organization in Sanandaj (Sine), has been sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison and exile to Kermanshah (Kermashan) on two separate charges.

According to reports received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Soma Pourmohammadi, a female civil activist, Kurdish language lecturer, and member of the Nozhin cultural-social organization, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Branch One of the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj, presided over by Chief Judge Karami, and exile to Kermanshah Central Prison on charges of “forming groups against national security.”

The trial for Soma Pourmohammad took place on April 17, 2024, and the verdict was officially announced three days later.

Additionally, in another case, she has been sentenced to one year of suspended imprisonment by Branch 106 of the Criminal Court in Sanandaj on charges of “disrupting national security.”

Soma Pourmohammadi, in a post on her Instagram account, stated, “Karami told me in the court hearing that the verdict had already been issued.”

Soma Pourmohammadi was detained on January 18, 2022, while visiting the court in Sanandaj to inquire about her husband Edris Manbari’s case, who was arbitrarily detained previously. Mrs. Pourmohammadi was released on bail of one billion Tomans temporarily until the end of the trial proceedings after 27 days in detention.

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