Kurdish Language Instructor and Member of the Nojin Board of Directors Sentenced to Imprisonment and Flogging

Idris Menbari, a civil activist, Kurdish language instructor, and member of the Noji

12 October 2023 12:44


Hengaw, Thursday, October 12, 2023

Idris Menbari, a civil activist, Kurdish language instructor, and member of the Nojin board of directors, Cultural-Social Association, has been sentenced by the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran to one year of imprisonment in exile and the flagging of 40 lashes.

According to reports obtained by the Hengaw organization for Human Rights, IdrisMenbari, from Sanandaj (Sine), was recently convicted by Branch 106 of the Criminal Court in Sanandaj, presided over by chief judge Bahman OmidZadeh, charged with "disrupting public order" and subsequently sentenced to one year of imprisonment in exile in Dizel Abad in Kermanshah (Kermashan) with the deduction of the time period in detention. Additionally, he was sentenced to floggings of 40 lashes carried out at the sixth-degree level.

Citing informed sources, Hengaw had previously reported that during his detention period, Idris Menbari had told interrogators from the Intelligence Agency that he was only willing to respond to questions in Kurdish and refused to communicate with interrogators in Farsi.

Idris Menbari, a member of the Nojin Cultural-Social Association's board of directors in Sanandaj, was arrested by security forces on Sunday, December 18, 2022. He was temporarily released on bail of one billion tomans pending the completion of the legal proceedings following 43 days in an intelligence detention center.

Mr.Menbari had also been detained on Thursday, May 22, 2019, during a raid by the Intelligence Agency in Sanandaj. At that time, he was detained simultaneously with two other members of the Nojin Association.

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