Iran has sentenced a Kurdish Sunni cleric to a suspended prison term and arrested two other clerics over the past few days.
The Special Clerical Court of Hamadan, in western Iran, summoned and tried Hossein Ali-Moradi, the director of the Ebrahim Khalilollah School of Religious Studies in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, on 3 April.
The court sentenced Ali-Moradi to two years of suspended imprisonment on charges of “disturbing public opinion”, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.
The court’s ruling was communicated to the Kurdish cleric on 4 April.
In addition, on 3 April, security forces arrested two Sunni Kurdish clerics, Farough Ahmadi and Abdolghader Ghaderi, in Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province.
The clerics were detained after leaving the Dar al-Eslam mosque in Mahabad’s Mukrian neighbourhood and were taken to an undisclosed location.