Iranian Court Sentences Kurdish Man to 5 Years Imprisonment

24 May 2024 00:30

Hengaw, Thursday, May 23, 2024

The judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran has handed down a 5-year incarceration sentence to a Kurdish individual identified as Mehdi Majidi from Bukan (West Azerbaijan province, Urmia) under the charge of "supporting the Israel state." This individual had been taken into custody for three months last autumn (2023). 

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, the 25-year-old Mehdi Majidi was sentenced by Branch 201 of the Bukan Criminal Court to three years in prison for "supporting the Zionist regime," one year in prison for "propaganda against the system," and one year in prison for "insulting the leadership," totaling five years in prison.

With the implementation of the law on the aggregation of sentences, the harshest sentence, equaling three years of imprisonment, will be fully applicable for this individual.

Mehdi Majidi was apprehended by intelligence forces in Bukan on November 6, 2023, coinciding with the anniversary of the deaths of 50 Kurdish protesters who were killed by the government during the Woman, Life, Freedom movement in Bukan. He was subsequently transferred to the detention center operated by this security department in Urmia. After 40 days of detention in solitary confinement, he was transferred to Bukan Central Prison and eventually released on bail of 500 million Iranian tomans temporarily until the end of his trial proceedings.

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