Kurdish environmental activist “Sahar Kazemi” was released from Sanandaj Correctional Center at the end of her prison term, an informed source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).
Sahar Kazemi was arrested on Aug 9, 2018, and he was interrogated for several months under strict conditions. Her trial was held by Judge Saeedi at Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj on January 2019 on charges of “acting against national security” and sentenced to four years in prison. The prison term was reduced to 20 months by the Kurdistan Regional Court of Appeal.
Sahar Kazemi’s husband “Madeh Fathi” and her mother “Mahvash Amiri” were also arrested on Nov 15 after being summoned by the Sanandaj Intelligence Office and kept at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Facility in Sanandaj for 10 days initially and then 90 days where she was put under pressure. The environmental activist was granted one week furlough to attend her father’s burial.