Kurdish Activist Sajjad Moradivandan Detained Over Social Media Posts on Iranian President’s Death

29 May 2024 22:13

Hengaw, Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Sajjad Moradivandan, a former Kurdish detainee of the Woman, Life, Freedom (Jin, Jiyan, Azadi") movement hailing from Abdanan, Ilam province, was arrested once again in connection with his social media activities regarding the death of president Ebrahim Raisi.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, Sajjad Moradivandan, an activist from Abdanan, was detained after being summoned by this city's court.

As per a trusted source, after his arrest, Sajjad Moradivandan was transferred by security forces to Mahpareh prison in Darreh Shahr, a subdivision of Ilam Province.

The mentioned source added, "The arrest of Moradivandan took place in relation to his reaction to Ebrahim Raisi's death on his Instagram page."

Last year, this civil activist was accused by the second branch of the Ilam Revolutionary Court of charges including "seducing and inciting people with the intent of disrupting national security" and "insulting Khamenei."

After twenty days of hunger strike, on April 5, 2023, Moradivandan was released from Ilam prison on 300 million Iranian tomans bail. This individual had been arrested on January 31, 2023, following a raid by security forces on his homestead near Masjed Soleyman.

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