Mohammad Khezrnezhad Archives - KHRN

June 12, 2024

Iran reduces Kurdish Sunni cleric’s death penalty to imprisonment

Iran's Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of Mohammad Khezrnezhad, a Kurdish Sunni cleric arrested during the Women, Life, Freedom anti-government uprising. State news agencies reported that the sentence had been commuted to imprisonment, but the exact length of the sentence remains unknown to Khezrnezhad and his legal team. On 11 June, Nasser Atbati, the head of the West Azerbaijan Province Judiciary, told state media:...

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June 6, 2024

Iran’s Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Kurdish Sunni cleric

Branch 41 of Iran's Supreme Court, presided over by Judge Razini, upheld the death sentence and 16-year prison term for Kurdish Sunni cleric Mohammad Khezrnezhad in early April, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. On 30 December 2023, after 14 months of detention, Branch Three of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan Province, presided over by Judge Reza Najafzadeh, sentenced Khezrnezhad...

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February 12, 2024

Sunni Kurdish cleric sentenced to death for ‘spreading corruption on earth’

Mohammad Khezrnezhad, a 45-year-old Sunni Kurdish cleric, has been sentenced to death and 16 years in prison by Branch Three of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan Province. The charges against him include "spreading corruption on earth" (efsad-e fel arz), "harming the territorial integrity or independence of the country", and "propaganda against the state". A source familiar with the case told the Kurdistan Human...

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