Kurdish citizen from Urmia sentenced to 6 years and 6 months in prison  for protesting the rape of a student by a school caretaker

Kurdish citizen from Urmia sentenced to 6 years and 6 months in prison for protesting the rape of a student by a school caretaker

17:18 - 2 December 2020

 
 Hengaw: A Kurdish citizen from Urmia of west Azerbaijan province in Iranian Kurdistan has been  sentenced to prison by the judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 According to a report received by Hengaw Human Rights Organization, on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, a Kurdish citizen from Islamabad neighborhood of Urmia, identified as Ehsan Abdizadeh, 25-year-old , was sentenced to 6 years and 6 months in prison by the First Branch of the Provincial Islamic Iranian  Court of Appeals. 

 This  citizen, who had previously been sentenced by a Iranian Islamic court in Urmia to 24 years in prison and 74 lashes, was charged with participating in the destruction and incitement of governmental property, causing riots and disturbing public order, insulting the government officials and wasting government documents by burning  And harassment in the Court . 
His sentence was later reduced  to 6 years and 6 months by court of appeals . 

 Hundreds of residents of Islamabad neighbourhood in Urmia on Monday (October 23, 2017 ) protested against the rape of a 12-year-old Kurdish girl by the caretaker of Rah-e Shohada School.  Iranian Security forces and anti-riot police stormed at the protesters , tens of them were detained and 11 were wounded . 

 During the protests, protesters also set School and the Basij base in the Quds Mosque on fire . 

 On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, the trial of 34 Kurdish  protesters against the rape committed by caretaker of the Rah-e-Shohada school in Islamabad neighbourhood of , Urmia, was held in Second Branch of Urami’s  General Court and  they were sentenced to a total of 503 years in prison, 1180 lashes and  27 Million Toman ($1100) fine.