Mohammad Moradi Archives - KHRN

Security forces arrest five Kurdish religious activists, civilians in Piranshahr

Security forces have arrested five Sunni Kurdish religious activists and civilians in Piranshahr, West Azerbaijan Province, in recent days, and taken them to undisclosed locations. The individuals, Somayyeh Ghaderi, Hossein Bayazidi, Mohammad Soltani, Mohammad Moradi and Hadi Yousefpour, were arrested in separate incidents. Ghaderi, from the village of Gazgasak, Soltani from the village of Khorenj, and Moradi from the village of Bikus, were all arrested on...

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March 14, 2022

Kurdish political prisoner released on heavy bail in Iran’s Naqadeh

Kurdish political prisoner Mohammad Moradi has been released from Naqadeh Prison, northwestern Iran, on 12 March, on a heavy bail of 8 billion Tomans – nearly 320,000 USD. In late February, Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province, sentenced Moradi to 15 years of life in exile in the city of Chavarzaq in Zanjan Province, northwestern Iran. It charged the political...

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March 2, 2022

Iran court issues bail for Kurdish political prisoner’s release

The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mahabad, northwestern Iran, has issued a bail of 8 billion Tomans, nearly 320,000 USD, for the release of the Kurdish political prisoner Mohammad Moradi. This decision by Branch 1 of the court on 27 February could lead to the temporary release of Moradi who has been in detention since April 2018. In addition, the trial of the Kurdish civilian on charges...

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January 6, 2022

Iran: Prison head denies political prisoner’s transfer to hospital

The head of Naghadeh Prison in Iran's northwestern province of West Azerbaijan has rejected the transfer of the ill Kurdish political prisoner Mohammad Moradi to a hospital outside the prison for treatment. Moradi has been in poor physical condition for more than half a year due to hernia. The prison head's refusal comes despite the prison medical doctors' advice about the need for Moradi's treatment in...

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May 12, 2021

Iran court sentences Kurdish political prisoner to 40 years in jail

Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mahabad has sentenced the Kurdish political prisoner Mohammad Moradi to 40 years in prison and internal exile to Orumiyeh Central Prison on charges of “armed insurrection” (baghi) through “membership in the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI)”. A relative of the political prisoner confirmed the news to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) and said: "Mohammad Moradi...

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April 29, 2021

Revolutionary court of Mahabad tries two Kurds for ‘enmity against God’

Two Kurdish detainees Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini and Mohammad Moradi have been tried in the past days on charges of "armed insurrection" (baghi), in Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mahabad, presided over by Judge Javad Gholami. Conviction to “enmity against God” can lead to the death penalty according to the Iranian Islamic Penal Code. Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini, a resident of Naqadeh, West Azerbaijan province,...

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December 17, 2020

Death row prisoner executed in Iran’s Saqqez

Death row prisoner Mohammad Moradi was hanged on 17 December in Iran's Saqqez prison five years after he was sentenced to death for murder.  The 27-year-old convict from Saqqez was taken to solitary confinement a day before his execution was carried.

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February 14, 2020

Kurdish Detainee on Hunger Strike in Naqadeh Prison

Mohammad Moradi, a Kurdish resident of Piranshahr who has been in custody since May last year, has announced his hunger strike in Naqadeh prison, a close relative of the detainee told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) in an interview. According to this source, Mohammad Moradi has gone on hunger in Ward 3 of Naqadeh prison since February 11 in protest against the uncertainty about...

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