Khadijeh Mehdipour Archives - KHRN

April 17, 2024

Kurdish activist detained for wearing non-conforming clothing

Kurdish civil rights activist Khadijeh Mehdipour was detained by the Morality Police at Tehran's Nabard metro station on 16 April for wearing non-conforming clothing. Mehdipour, a former political prisoner originally from Eyvan-e Gharb in Ilam Province who lives in Tehran, was released after a few hours in custody. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Morality Police officers beat Mehdipour during her arrest and...

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May 24, 2023

Iran court sentences former Kurdish political prisoner to jail term

Branch 103 of the Criminal Court 2 in Ilam, in western Iran, sentenced former Kurdish political prisoner Khadijeh Mehdipour to three months and one day in prison on 17 May on charges of "spreading lies online to disturb public opinion". Mehdipour was previously arrested by the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Ilam on 10 October 2021. After two days of interrogation...

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July 4, 2022

Kurdish woman political prisoner sent on medical leave in Ilam

A Kurdish political prisoner named Khadijeh Mehdipour was sent on temporary leave for medical purposes after the approval of the prison officials and the city court in Ilam, western Iran, on 28 June. Reportedly, the political prisoner was sent on leave for four days to treat digestive discomfort and tooth infection. The Intelligence Organisation of the IRGC arrested Mehdipour in Ilam on 10 October 2021. After two...

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February 14, 2022

Kurdish woman political prisoner beaten in Iran’s Ilam prison

Kurdish woman political prisoner Khadijeh Mehdipour was beaten by three prisoners of ordinary crimes in Iran's western Ilam province on 10 February. Prison officials had incited these prisoners to attack Mehdipour on the pretext that she "insulted" the leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Qasem Soleimani, the former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force. Reportedly, while watching the news on...

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