Iranian Appeal Court Upholds Prison Sentence of Kurdish Resident from Khorasan Razavi

09 July 2024 16:16

Hengaw: Monday, July 9, 2024

The Iranian Appeal Court has upheld the seven-month and 15-day prison sentence for Morteza Kivanlu, a Kurdish resident of Jaghatai city in Khorasan Razavi province.

According to a report obtained by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Morteza Keyvanlu, a 41-year-old Kurdish man and father of two, received this sentence from Branch 35 of the Court of Appeal of Khorasan Razavi Province.

In June 2024, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sabzevar, presided over by Mohammad Gholami, initially sentenced Keyvanlu to seven months and fifteen days in prison on charges of "propaganda activity against the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Previously, Keyvanlu was sentenced to six months of suspended imprisonment and fined in connection with two other cases.

Keyvanlu was arrested by Iranian Intelligence forces on Sunday, February 18, 2024, in Sabzevar city and was temporarily released on bail in March 2024.

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