Heydar Ghorbani Archives - KHRN

December 29, 2021

Iran detains civilian over posting Heydar Ghorbani’s photo online

Iranian intelligence agency arrested a Kurdish civilian over posting a photo of Heydar Ghorbani, a recently executed Kurdish political prisoner, online. The Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) detained Kianoush Rahmani in Kamyaran, Kurdistan province, on 27 December. Security forces attempted to arrest the Kurdish civilian's family house in the village of Lown-e Sadat in Kamyaran. However, they did not find him at home....

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December 19, 2021

Iran executes Kurdish political prisoner Heydar Ghorbani in Sanandaj

Iran has carried out today the death sentence of the Kurdish political prisoner Heydar Ghorbani in northwestern Sanandaj, Kurdistan province. Saleh Nikbakht, Ghorbani's lawyer, told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that the political prisoner had been executed at 04:00 local time in Sanandaj Central Prison. He added that prison officials neither informed him nor the prisoner's family before the execution. Reportedly, a group of civilians have...

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August 30, 2021

More than 100 Kurdish activists demand reversal of Heydar Ghorbani’s death sentence

More than 100 Kurdish political and civil rights activists in various cities of Iran have called on judicial officials in an open letter to overturn Kurdish political prisoner Heydar Ghorbani’s death sentence. A part of the statement, which they provided to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network along with the names of the signatories for publication, reads: “After the Supreme Court of the country rejected Heydar...

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August 27, 2021

Petition calls on Khamenei to prevent Kurdish political prisoner’s execution

Hundreds of people in Kamyaran, Kurdistan province, have signed a petition calling on the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Khamenei, to use his legal authority to prevent the execution of the Kurdish political prisoner Heydar Ghorbani. Ghorbani’s lawyer recently said that his client’s sentence was “on the verge of execution”. The beginning of the letter, a copy of which is available to...

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August 26, 2021

Call on human rights organisations, media; Heydar Ghorbani ‘on the verge of execution’

The lawyer and relatives of the Kurdish political prisoner Heydar Ghorbani, sentenced to death in Sanandaj prison, have informed the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that Ghorbani’s execution is likely to be carried out in the coming days. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) calls on activists in human rights organisations, journalists in the mass media, and civilians on social media to work towards preventing...

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August 13, 2021

Fears of Kurdish prisoner’s execution raise amid rejection of retrial

The Chief Justice of the western Kurdistan province has rejected the appeal for retrial of the Kurdish political prisoner Heydar Ghorbani, raising fears of his execution. After the rejection of the appeal, the case was sent to the Public Prosecutor's Office in Kamyaran, Kurdistan province. The prisoner’s family are concerned about the possibility the prosecutor could order his imminent execution. In February 2020, Branch 1 of...

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June 7, 2021

Iran court sentences labour activist to 11 years in jail

Branch 2 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shahriar county, Tehran province, has sentenced Heydar Ghorbani, a labor activist and a member of the Free Trade Union of Iran, to a total of 11 years in prison on charges of “membership in a group or society, or a branch of societies formed within the country with the aim of disrupting national security” and “propaganda...

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