Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Branch 4 of the Sanandaj Court of Appeal has reduced Sahar Kazemi’s sentence from five years of imprisonment – issued by branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj headed by Judge Saeedi- to 20 months in prison on charges of acting against national security.

According to the information obtained by KHRN, this environmental activist, who is currently being held at the Sanandaj Correctional Center, has been summoned by the Enforcement Office on March 24 and the final verdict of twenty months imprisonment was served on her.

Sahar Kazemi was arrested by security forces at her home and handed over to the Intelligence Ministry’s detention centre in the city of Sanandaj in early August.

Sahar Kazemi’s husband, Madih Fathi and her mother, Mahvash Amiri were also arrested on Nov 15 after being summoned by the Sanandaj Intelligence Office and subsequently transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Facility in Sanandaj.
Following the death of Sahar Kazemi’s Father, her husband and her mother were released on Nov 24, 2018 to attend the funeral. Kazemi was rearrested and transferred to prison after a week of temporary release.

Madih Fathi was temporarily released on bail late February.