Borhan Kamangar Archives - KHRN

April 19, 2022

Iran court sentences 4 Kurdish activists to jail terms in Kamyaran

Branch 101 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Kamyaran, in Iran's northwestern Kurdistan province, has sentenced a Kurdish Sunni cleric named Mohammad Mirza Rahmani and three Kurdish activists, Sirvan Ghorbani, Amanj Ghorbani, and Borhan Kamangar, to 91 days in prison each. The court issued the sentences under Article 500 of the Iranian Islamic Penal Code on charges of "propaganda in favour of groups opposed to...

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January 14, 2022

Iran temporarily releases four activists

Four Kurdish activists detained during the funeral of the executed Kurdish political prisoner Heydar Ghorbani have been released on bail in recent days. Security forces had detained Mohammad Mirza Rahmani, a Kurdish cleric, and civil rights activists Sirvan Ghorbani, Amanj Ghorbani, and Borhan Kamangar in Kamyaran, Kurdistan province. The activists were then taken to the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province. In...

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December 24, 2021

Activists arrested for attending executed Kurdish political prisoner’s funeral

Iranian security forces have arrested three more Kurdish activists in Kamyaran, Kurdistan province, in the past two days for attending executed Kurdish political prisoner Heydar Ghorbani's funeral. Mohammad Mirza Rahmani, who is a Sunni cleric, was detained on 22 December after being summoned to the office of the Ministry of Intelligence in Kamyaran. Civil rights activists Sirvan Ghorbani and Borhan Kamangar were detained on the streets...

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March 25, 2020

Musician Called to Prison to Serve his Prison Term

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that “Borhan Kamangar”, a member of  "Coral" music band, has been sent to prison for serving his two-year sentence on March 18. Earlier in December last year, he was sentenced to five years in prison by the branch 1 of of the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj, presided by Judge Saeedi, for"membership in the Party...

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October 10, 2019

One Civilians Released, Bail Warrant issued for Two Others

A Kurdish civilian from Kamyaran was released on bail and a bail warrant was issued for two other civilians, a source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) The source added that Kurdish civilian Mohammad Khateri, who was arrested by the security forces at the village of Shahini in Kamyaran on August 6, 2019, was released on bail of 300 million tomans.  Likewise, the Kamyaran court has also issued...

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September 26, 2019

Kurdish Artists Released on Bail, Two Remain Detained

A Kurdish poet and activist was released on a bail of 500 million Tomans on 23 September and two activists remain in detention, a local source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Sirwan Moradi, a member of the Koral music band who had been arrested by security forces in Kamyaran on June 26, was transferred to Kamyaran Prison last week after his interrogations had...

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August 7, 2019

More Kurdish Activists Detained in Kamyaran

Six more people were detained by security forces affiliated with the Intelligence Office following recent arrests of Kurdish activists in Kamyaran this morning. Yesterday, Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) released news of mass arrests in Kamyaran including three Kurdish artists, Borhan Kamangar, Sirwan Moradi and Arman Qeitasi. Reports indicate that- in addition to the above-mentioned people- three other activists called Behzad Kamangar, Amjad Saifi and...

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August 6, 2019

A Kurdish Civilian Arrested in Kamyaran

Borhan Kamangar, a Kurdish civilian from Kamyaran, was arrested by security forces yesterday at his workplace and transferred to an unknown location. He is a member of the “Coral” band as well as the nephew of Kurdish activist "Hossein Kamangar" held in custody since January. "This morning, Tuesday August 06, security forces raided the Kurdish artist's mobile phone shop. They then searched his family home...

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