6 Kurdish citizens from Piranshahr sentenced to a total of  30 years in prison

6 Kurdish citizens from Piranshahr sentenced to a total of 30 years in prison

13:47 - 15 February 2021

 

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Hengaw:  6 Kurdish citizens of Piranshahr, district of West Azerbaijan (Urmia) province in Iranian Kurdistan who were arrested  by Iranian security agencies in fall 2020 , have been  sentenced to prison by Iranian Islamic Revolutionary court to a total of 30 years in prison in recent days.

These 6 Kurdish  citizens identified as Khidir  Ghaderi Azar, Mohammad Ghaderi Azar (son of Khidir ), Ali Bayazidpour (Jula), Shafi Mohammadnejad, Ismail Mohammadpour (Haji Abdullah) and Hashem Moradi were arrested and tried and each has been sentenced to 5 years in prison on charges of collaborating and membership in the Kurdistan Democratic Party  of Iran .

According to an informed source, Ali Bayazidpour, 49, from the village of Shineabad, was tried in absentia and sentenced to prison.

These 6 citizens were arrested by Iranian security forces in November 2020 along with several other citizens from Piranshahr and were released on bail after nearly a month.