Kurdish civilian Bahman Naderi has been sentenced to six months in prison and a fine of 80 million rials (nearly 115 USD) by Branch One of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, on charges of “propaganda against the state”.

Naderi, from Kermanshah, was arrested by agents of the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Kermanshah on 12 September 2023, on the eve of the anti-government uprising of Women, Life, Freedom.

After a week in detention, he was provisionally released on bail of 5 billion rials – nearly 7,000 USD.

Naderi was tried on 28 October 2023 by Branch One of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Kermanshah on charges of “propaganda against the state” for publishing calls to organise protests during the anniversary of the Women, Life, Freedom uprising. He was informed of the verdict on 15 April.

On 28 January, the Kurdish civilian was also summoned and briefly detained at Branch Four of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Kermanshah, where he was charged with “propaganda against the state” for his social media posts calling for a boycott of the recent elections in Iran.

Following his arraignment, Naderi was released on bail of 4 billion rials – nearly 5,700 USD.