Kurdish Writer Archives - KHRN

December 11, 2019

Kurdish Writer Kept in Detention at Intelligence Department of IRGC

Mojgan Kavoosi, a Kurdish writer and cultural activist of Kelardasht, remains detained for further interrogation following a temporary arrest warrant issued by the Intelligence Unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Sari, a local source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Kavoosi was arrested on 18 November by the Intelligence Department of IRGC at her home in Noshahr of Mazandaran Province. Ever since, she...

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April 16, 2019

Kurdish Author Still Deprived of Medical Treatment at the Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN):: Ali Baderkhani, the detained Kurdish author who is currently held at the Labour ward at Orumiyeh Central Prison contrary to the principle of Separation of Crimes, is suffering from kidney disease and prison authorities have so far denied his frequent requests to be transferred to the prison's clinic. A source close to the prisoner has told KHRN that Baderkhani's health...

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May 18, 2018

A Kurdish Poet from Khorasan Sentenced to 74 Lashes

A journalist and writer from Northern Khorasan was sentenced to 74 lashes for insulting the Judiciary Branch. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Alireza Sepahi Laine, the well-known Kurdish journalist and poet from Northern Khorasan, has been sentenced to 74 lashes a few days ago by the branch one of the Kalat Penal Court on the charge of insulting the judiciary officials. The...

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April 12, 2017

Iran court sentences Kurdish writer to three years in prison

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court in Orumiyeh (also known in Kurdish as Urmiye) sentenced Kurdish writer and student Ali Badrkhani to three years in prison on 29 March, local sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). He was first arrested two years ago at his sister’s home on Christmas Day on 25 December 2014, after which officers of the ministry of intelligence interrogated him and...

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