Komala Archives - KHRN

March 18, 2024

Komala member assassinated in Iraqi Kurdistan

Shoaib Zarei, a member of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan, was assassinated on 16 March near the party's camp in the village of Zirgwez in Sulaymaniyah, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. The party has issued a statement claiming that he was assassinated by agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Zarei, a 34-year-old man from Sanandaj, Kurdistan...

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December 11, 2019

Labour Activist Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Labour activist Kamran Sakhtemangar has been sentenced to six years of imprisonment by the Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj, including five years on charges of "membership in the Komala Kurdistan's Organization of the Communist Party of Iran, and one year on charge of propaganda against the state.” Per Article 2 of the Islamic Penal Code, five years of this sentence is enforceable. Sakhtemangar was arrested...

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July 4, 2018

Hossein Panahi’s lawyer: Ramin is at the Risk of Imminent Execution

Ramin Hossein Panahi’s lawyer stated that his client is still at the risk of imminent execution and his health continues to deteriorate. Hussein Ahmadi Niaz, The lawyer of the political prisoner told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that he had been able to visit his client in Sanandaj Central Prison on Sunday. "He was worried about the health of his client who is suffering from...

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May 7, 2018

Ramin Hossein Panahi’s lawyer’s Response to the Statement by Sanandaj Judiciary

Following the release of details about Kurdish death row cases by Sanandaj Judiciary, Hossein Ahmadi Niaz (Hossein Panahi's lawyer) announced that his client had been tortured during the interrogation in addition to being subjected to unfair trial. According to the news by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), the statement is as follows: Following the disclosure of details about the case against Ramin Hossein Panahi by the...

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April 12, 2018

The Death Sentence for Ramin Hossein Panahi Confirmed by the Supreme Court

Hossein Ahmadi Niaz, Hossein Panahi's lawyer, announced that Ramin’s death sentence has been confirmed by Branch 39 the Supreme Court in Qom. “During a very quick procedure and without holding a hearing, on Wednesday April 11, the verdict was verbally served to me and my client's brother at Branch 39 of the Supreme Court based in Qom .” , the lawyer announced in an interview...

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March 30, 2018

Ahmad Amin Panah Arrested in Dehgolan / Enforcement of Imprisonment Sentence For Afshin Hossein Panahi

In recent days, the Sanandaj Court of Appeals has confirmed the sentences of Afshin Hossein Panahi and Ahmad Amin Panah (a relative of Hussein Panahi) which led to the arrest of Ahmed Amin Panah by security forces on March 26, 2018. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that in recent days the Sanandaj Appeal Court has just approved the eight and a half...

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March 9, 2018

Ramin Hossein Panahi’s Case Sent to Supreme Court (Brabch 37) Based in Qom

The dossier of Ramin Hussein Panahi, a Kurdish political prisoner, who was recently sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court (Branch 1) in Sanandaj, was sent to the Supreme Court Branch 37. An informed source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that, following protests against the death sentence issued by the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj (Branch 1), the family and lawyer of Ramin Hussein Panahi...

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January 29, 2018

Ramin Hossein Panahi Sentenced to Death

Ramin Hussein Panahi, a Kurdish political prisoner, was sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court (Branch 1) in Sanandaj on the charge of membership in Komala Party. “According to the verdict, announced to me on Jan 25. issued by Judge Saeedi and another judge at the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj (Branch 1), my client has been sentenced to death by hanging per Articles 279 and...

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December 22, 2017

Concern Over the Fate of Two Supporters of Komala Party Detained by Hashd Shabi Forces in Kirkuk

One month after the arrest of two supporters of Komala Party of Kurdistan by the Iraqi Shab'i forces (Popular Mobilisation Forces) in Kirkuk. There is still no information on the fate of detainee yet. “On Nov 17, 2017, one day after seizing of Kirkuk by the Iraqi forces, two Komala supporters called Rashid Afshari and Saeed Moazer were arrested at one of the checkpoints while...

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