Latest update on the Status of Two Kurdish Political Prisoners in Iran

28 April 2024 12:33

Hengaw; Saturday, April 27, 2024

Matin Siahi and Diyar Bakhtiyari, both Kurdish from Bukan, detained during the “women, Life, Freedom” (Jin, Jiyan, Azadi) movement, have been sentenced to imprisonment and flogging by the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran. They are currently serving their imposed sentence in Bukan Central Prison.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Matin Siahi, 21 years old, and Diyar Bakhtiyari were transferred to Bukan Central Prison in early March 2024 to serve their prison terms.

Matin Siahi and Diyar Bakhtiyari were convicted by Branch 101 of the Bukan Criminal Court for their alleged involvement in the "Jin, Jiyan, Azadi" movement. They were both sentenced to 15 months and 11 days of incarceration, along with 30 lashes. By invoking the article of accumulative sentences, the most severe punishment, which is 8 months in prison, will be enforced.

According to a source close to the families of these two political prisoners, they were initially detained by security forces during the "Jin, Jiyan, Azadi" movement and were temporarily released on bail until the conclusion of their trial proceedings.

Hengaw has learned that these two individuals endured severe torture while they were held in a security facility affiliated with the intelligence services of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Bukan during their initial detention period.

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