Kurdish journalist Archives - KHRN

September 1, 2021

Iran cyber police interrogate Kurdish journalist over articles

Iranian Cyber Police (FATA) has summoned and interrogated today Kurdish journalist and environmental activist Mohammad Mamandzadeh in Sardasht, West Azerbaijan province. FATA summoned the journalist on the Sardasht public prosecutor's orders over publishing an article on the Bzhwen telegram channel about water cuts and a project to transfer water from the Littel Zab River. The Kurdish activist was released after interrogation and pledging. In recent days, Rabat...

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February 5, 2021

Kurdish journalist released on bail

A Kurdish journalist detained during the ongoing wave of arrests in western Iran, has been released on bail on 4 February, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Centre.The editor-in-chief of the weekly published Agrin Rozh, Mahmoud Mahmoudi, had been arrested by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence in Sanadaj on 31 January, and taken to the detention centre of this intelligence agency.Mahmoudi was released...

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June 16, 2020

91 Days Imprisonment for a Journalist Due to Publishing Covid-19 Statistics

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Shahram Safari, a journalist and director of the Rawejpress Telegram Channel, has been sentenced to 91 days in prison on charges of "spreading lies and disturbing public opinion" by publishing statistics on the number of civilians suffering from Covid-19 disease. Shahram Safari, from Sarpol-e-Zahab in Kermanshah province, was summoned to court in April this year on...

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April 3, 2020

Journalists Arrested in Kermanshah for Speeding Rumours about Coronavirus

 Kurdistan Human Rights Network - Gholamreza Nouri Ala, the editor-in-chief of the Kermanshah ِDaily Naqdhall, and another of his colleagues were arrested for spreading rumours about the governor of Kermanshah being infected with Coronavirus. This news was published on the telegram channel but hours later it was revealed that it was an “April Fools”. According to the IRNA news agency, quoting Kermanshah Public Relations and...

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January 23, 2019

An Indictment Filed at the Court Against Sirwan Weekly Editor

Feyzullah Piri, the editor of Sirwan Weekly, was summoned by Iranian Cyber Police (Known as FATA) in Sanandaj regarding a complaint by the Sanandaj City Council against him. He was sent to court following an indictment which was filed against him after being interrogated.Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that a Kurdish journalist known as Feyzullah...

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November 5, 2018

A Journalist to Pay a Fine on Charges of Publishing Lies in Cyberspace

Aras Ghorbanipour, a journalist from Saqqez, has been sentenced to a fine of 20 million Rials by the Criminal Court 2 (Branch 102) of Saqqez on charges of “Publishing Lies in Cyberspace”. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that a former member of the Saqqez Council called Alireza Ismaili has filed a complaint against Aras Ghorbanipour for publishing an article in a...

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September 27, 2018

Ejlal Ghavami, the Kurdish Journalist, Sentenced to Eight Months of Imprisonment

Ejlal Ghavami, the Kurdish journalist and human rights activist who was arrested and briefed in Sanandaj on Aug 20, 2018, has been sentenced to 8 months of imprisonment in absentia on charges of "publishing lies to disturb public opinion” by Branch 109 of Sanandaj Penal Court. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the verdict was issued by Branch 109 of Sanandaj Penal...

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December 11, 2017

Alireza Sepahi Laine Released form Mashhad Prison on Bail

Alireza Sepahi Laine, the well-known Kurdish journalist and poet from Northern Khorasan, was released on bail from Vakil Abad prison in Mashhad on Saturday, December 09. “On Saturday at 9:00 AM, Mr. Laine, who had been on dry hunger strike since December 06, was released from Vakilabad prison in Mashhad on a bail of twenty million Tomans.” An informed source told the Kurdistan Human Rights...

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