3 Kurdish citizens from Piranshahr  sentenced to  15 years in prison by Iranian judiciary

3 Kurdish citizens from Piranshahr sentenced to 15 years in prison by Iranian judiciary

23:59 - 23 January 2021


Hengaw : 3 Kurdish  citizens from a village in Piranshahr district of West Azerbaijan (Urmia) province in Iranian Kurdistan who were detained  in November 2020 have been  sentenced to prison  by Iranian Judiciary .

 According to a report received by Hengaw  Human Rights Organization, during the past few days, 3 Kurdish citizens from the village of Gargol Sofla in Piranshahr, identified as Salah Aji, 50-year-old, Shiresh Abdullahnejad, 33-year-old, and Najmeh Sokhanvar, 30-year-old, were each sentenced to 5 years in prison( 15 years in total ) on charges of collaborating and membership in the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI).

 These 3 Kurdish citizens were detained  on the evening of Sunday, November 15, 2020, by Iranian intelligence forces in Piranshahr , and were temporarily released after a month,  on bail of billion Tomans (USD $40000) for each until the court hearing.