An Iranian court has convicted civilians Fereshteh Hosseini, Hossein Ahmadi, Kazem Mam-Esmaeil and Younes Mahmudzadeh to prison terms on charges of “acting against national security” and “propaganda against the state”.

According to the verdict, Hosseini was sentenced to eight months in jail on charges of “propaganda against the state”.

Ahmadi was sentenced to three years in jail, Mam-Esmaeil to one year and Mahmudzadeh to three years and eight months in prison.

These three civilians were charged with “acting against national security” through membership in a Kurdish opposition party.

The four civilians who come from Bukan, West Azerbaijan province, were tried in December 2022 and the court decision was communicated to them in the past few weeks.

Security forces arrested these civilians in Bukan in August and September 2022 and were taken to the Security Police Detention Centre in Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan province.

Hosseini was released on a bail of 100 million Tomans – nearly 2,400 USD – from Orumiyeh Central Prison after 18 days of detention.

Ahmadi, Mam-Esmaeil and Mahmudzadeh were released on bail in September 2022 after two weeks of detention.