The Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, sentenced Kurdish civilian Siamak Davoudi to three years in prison on charges of “assembly and collusion with the intent to commit crimes against internal/external security.”

The civilian was tried without the right to legal counsel on 5 January and the verdict was communicated to him in the past few days.

The case was referred to the Appeals Court of Kurdistan province after Davoudi appealed against the decision of the court.

Security forces arrested Davoudi, 20, at his workplace in Sanandaj’s Nabovat Square on 3 November 2022, after which he was taken to the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in the city.

He was interrogated for two weeks at this detention facility and then transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison with a temporary detention order.

After 85 days of detention, he was released from prison on a bail of 500 million Tomans – nearly 12,000 USD – on 21 January.