Kurdish Lawyer Golaleh Vatandoost Sentenced to 6 Years and 7 Months in Prison

Renowned Kurdish lawyer and women's rights activist Gulalal Watandoost has

19 January 2024 14:07


Hengaw: Friday, January 19, 2024

Renowned Kurdish lawyer and women's rights activist Golaleh Vatandoost has been sentenced to 6 years, 7 months, and 20 days in prison by the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran. She was arrested during the Jin, Jiyan, Azadi movement.

According to a report obtained by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Golaleh Vatandoost, a prominent lawyer in Marivan, faced charges such as "propaganda against the regime," "action against national security," and "membership in opposition groups." The 1st branch of the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court handed down the sentence.

Her court session, held at the end of September last year, resulted in the aforementioned prison term. The sentence has been referred to the Court of Appeal of Kurdistan (Sanandaj) Province for review.

Golaleh Vatandoost was arrested on October 3, 2022, during the Jin, Jiyan, Azadi movement by security agencies in Sanandaj city. After some time, she was released on bail.

It is noteworthy that Golaleh Vatandoost has faced numerous summonses, interrogations, and threats from security agencies in recent years. 

As a lawyer and activist, she has been actively engaged in promoting women's and children's rights, contributing valuable materials in these fields.

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