Branch Four of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, has sentenced environmental activist Yasser Nouri to four months in prison for allegedly engaging in “propaganda against the state”.

Nouri’s trial took place in recent days and he was informed of the verdict today, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

Nouri, a former political prisoner and environmental activist from Javanrud, Kermanshah Province, was arrested by security forces without a legal order on 29 July and subsequently taken to a detention facility located in Kermanshah’s Naft Square. He was released on bail 12 days later.

In 2015 and 2016, Nouri was also arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence and the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), resulting in a five-month prison sentence and a fine.