Freedom of Expression Archives - KHRN

June 23, 2020

Pressure on Civil Activists/ Director of the Telegram Channel “Voice of the People of Baneh” Arrested

With the outbreak of the second wave of Coronavirus in Kurdistan province in recent weeks, which is much wider than the first wave, Kurdish civil and media activists have criticised the performance of provincial officials in the online channels and media. Following the rise of these criticisms, the Baneh governor's office has sent a letter to the prosecutor and called for a crackdown on critics...

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September 28, 2018

Two Kurdish Activists and Journalists Summoned to the Revolutionary Court

A civil activist in Sanandaj was summoned to the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court on the charges of 'Insulting the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran' while a journalist from Mahabad was also summoned to the Revolutionary Court in Mahabad on the charges of "publishing lies in cyberspace”. According to Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), a civil activist from Sanandaj called Sediq Rostami was summoned...

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October 13, 2017

Kurdish Journalist Released on Bail / Another Detained Journalist Still Remains in Prison

A Kurdish journalist from Sanandaj, who was arrested by security forces earlier this week, has been released on bail while another detained journalist has been transferred from the Intelligent Detention Centre of the Saqez to Saqez prison. “Farhad Hadi, a journalist and editor of Dangi Kurdistan Weekly who was arrested on Sunday, Oct 8, 2017, at his workplace by the security forces, was released two...

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May 31, 2017

Seven Social Media Activists Summoned and interrogated by Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Organization in Gilan-e Gharb

During the last few days, websites close to the Gilan-e Gharb Revolutionary Guards reported the arrests and dismantling of a virtual counter-revolution team. But on Sunday, the prosecutor of the city, has denied the news of the arrest of the activists in social networks. A local source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN), on Wednesday 4 May, seven Cyberspace activists of telegram named Javad Akbari, Meghdad...

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