Branch 28 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced Kurdish protester Parham Parvari to a total of 15 years in prison, including 10 years in exile in Jask prison in Hormozgan province, in southern Iran.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Parvari was charged with “enmity against God” (moharebeh), among other charges, for taking part in anti-government protests.

“Enmity against God” or moharebeh is punishable by death under Islamic law.

The civilian was tried on 28 May in the presence of his lawyer Mazyar Tataei at Branch 28 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran, presided over by Judge Amouzad, and was notified of the verdict on 20 June.

Security forces arrested Parvari, a 25-year-old athlete who comes from Saqqez, Kurdistan province, on 3 October 2022 and took him to the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre at Ward 209 of Evin Prison.

Security forces severely tortured him at the time of arrest, the signs of which are still visible on his body.

The young man was also pressured and threatened during interrogations at Evin Prison to make forced “confessions”.

The security prosecutor at Evin Prison had accused Parvari of “enmity against God” (moharebeh) for taking part in anti-government protests.

Parvari was transferred from Evin Prison to the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary on 4 January after initial interrogations.