“On October 1, 2020, five Cyberspace activists in Saqqez were summoned to court by the complaint of the former mayor of the city”, an informed source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN).

Fardin Mostafaei- director of “Saqqez Rudaw” channel, Keyvan Jalali- director, Zahed Sharifpour- editor of “Wakawi” channel, Hiwa Majidi- director of “Sakapress” channel and Mostafa Hamdi- director of “Persman” group in Saqqez, were summoned to Branch 1 of the Saqqez Public & Revolutionary Court and their accusation were explained to them. The case investigator has charged the individuals with “spreading lies.”

The accusation follows the publication of news about the embezzlements within the city council by the former mayor of Saqqez. The trial of these 5 activists will be held in the coming days.