Iran Rahpeykar, an activist from Mariwan who was arrested by security forces in Sanandaj on May 14, 2019, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison on charges of “acting against national security” due to collaboration with one of the Kurdish opposition parties.
Vali Nasri, a civilian from Sanandaj who was arrested in March and released on a bail after 10 days, was also sentenced to 6 years in prison in total on charges of “propaganda against the state” and “acting against national security” through membership in one of the Kurdish opposition parties.
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that, in the past few days Rahpeykar has been tried without a lawyer in branch one of the Islamic Revolutionary court of Sanandaj, presided by Judge Saeedi, and sentenced to 4 years in prison on charges of cooperating with the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK).
Rahpeykar was arrested by security forces in Sanandaj on May 14, 2019 and was transferred to the quarantine of the Sanandaj Correctional Centre (which is also used as a women’s prison) after a month of interrogation at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre. She was under medical supervision prior to her arrest due to suffering from respiratory problems but she has been denied access to medical services since her arrest.
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has also been informed that the trial of the Kurdish civilian Vali Nasri, arrested on March 19, 2019 and released on a bail of 500 million Tomans after 10 days, was held at branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj on Monday headed by Judge Saeedi. He has been sentenced to four years in prison for cooperating with the Democratic Party of Kurdistan and 1 year in prison for “propaganda against the state.” Per Article 2 of the Islamic Penal Code, 5 years of this sentence is enforceable.
Due to the absence of a lawyer, there is no exact information about the trial and the possibility of an appeal.