Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN); April 09,2019: Kurdish poet, Hossein Bagheri (known as Jakan Baran), was released on Apr 7, 2019 on a bail of 50 million Tomans. This Kurdish poet was arrested at his home in Ilam on March 19.

He published a video about his hunger strike from the time he was arrested until Apr 2, 2019 and released on bail on his Instagram account .

According to him, the judiciary and security officials had charged him with an attempt to hold the Newroz ceremony in Maleshahi and cover the Kurdish clothing in order to provoke people and disturb the security of the country in addition to propaganda against the state.

According to the announcement on March 18, the Nowruz ceremony- which was supposed to be held in the city of Malekshahi in Ilam province- was cancelled without any reason due to the involvement of security institutions. Jacan Baran was arrested on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

This Kurdish poet was also arrested earlier on January 16, 2018 by the Ministry of Intelligence Agents and was released on bail after 15 days. His trial on February 15, last year, was held on charges of propaganda against the state, disturbing the public opinion and Blasphemy. The status of this case has not been determined yet.