Iran’s Special Clerical Court in Hamadan sentenced Kurdish Sunni cleric Saber Khoda-Moradi to seven months in prison and 74 lashes in the past few days, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.
The sentence, communicated to the cleric by telephone, was suspended for three years.
There is no detailed information available about the charges brought against the religious teacher who was summoned to the Special Clerical Court of Hamadan three times in the past few months for speaking in support of the recent nationwide uprising.
No details were given of the charges against the religious teacher, who has been summoned to the Special Clerical Court in Hamadan three times in recent months for his support of the recent nationwide uprising.
Khoda-Moradi is a religious teacher and mosque imam in the town of Qukh in Saqqez, Kurdistan province.
According to statistics compiled by the KHRN, between 21 March 2022 and 21 March 2023, at least 29 Sunni and Yarsani clerics and activists were arrested in the provinces of West Azerbaijan, Kurdistan and Kermanshah, at least 17 were summoned for questioning and four were sentenced to prison.