Mozhgan Kavousi Archives - KHRN

December 20, 2023

Kurdish writer Mozhgan Kavousi begins 39-month prison term

Yarsani Kurdish writer and researcher Mozhgan Kavousi has been sent to Tonekabon Prison in Mazandaran Province to serve a 39-month sentence, following a court order. Kavousi, a former political prisoner, was summoned to the Enforcement of Judgements Office of Sari Court in Mazandaran Province and taken to Tonekabon Prison on 18 December, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. In October, Branch Nine of the...

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October 24, 2023

Kurdish woman writer’s prison sentence upheld by Supreme Court

Branch Nine of Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a 62-month prison sentence, plus one day, for Kurdish writer and researcher Mozhgan Kavousi. Presiously, Branch One of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Sari, Mazandaran Province, sentenced Kavousi to 39 months in prison on charges of "assembly and collusion against national security", 15 months and one day in jail on charges of "insulting the supreme leader", and...

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January 5, 2023

Kurdish writer released on bail in Iran’s northern Qaem Shahr

Kurdish writer Mozhgan Kavousi has been temporarily released after 104 days in detention from Qaem Shahr prison in Iran's northern Mazandaran province, on a bail of 3 billion Tomans – nearly 75,000 USD. On 29 December 2022, the Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sari, Mazandaran province, sentenced her to a total of five years and two months in jail for charges that...

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December 30, 2022

Iran court sentences Kurdish writer to over five years in jail

Kurdish writer Mozhgan Kavousi has been sentenced to over five years in jail in Iran for charges that include alleged actions to “disrupt national security”. However, the charge of “corruption on earth” brought against her at her recent trial had been dropped, Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHR) has learned. The verdict was handed down by the First Branch of the Islamic Revolution Court.  Her lawyers were informed on...

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December 22, 2022

Kurdish woman writer’s trial signals possible death penalty verdict

Detained Kurdish writer Mozhgan Kavousi was tried on 20 December over a series of serious charges, one of which may carry a death penalty verdict.  The most serious charges against her was "spreading corruption on earth" (efsad-e fel arz), for which a death penalty is a possible verdict under the laws of the the Islamic Republic of Iran. She is a former political prisoner released in January...

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January 5, 2022

Iran releases Kurdish woman writer Mozhgan Kavousi

Kurdish woman writer and political prisoner Mozhgan Kavousi has been released today after serving about 21 months of her three-year prison sentence. The political prisoner's release from Kachouei Prison, in northern Karaj province, came after the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of northern Alborz province approved her temporary leave that would lead to her release from prison. On 21 July, Kavousi was sent on temporary leave after...

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October 17, 2021

Kurdish woman writer returned to prison after ‘wrong order’ by prosecutor

Authorities in Kachouei Prison of Karaj took Kurdish woman writer and political prisoner Mozhgan Kavousi out of prison for several hours on 13 October and returned her to the prison. After being taken back, the political prisoner said in a short phone call with her family that the transfer had taken place following a “wrong order” by the prosecutor. On 6 October, Kavousi was transferred from...

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July 21, 2021

Iran temporarily releases Kurdish woman writer after contracting coronavirus

Kurdish woman writer and political prisoner Mozhgan Kavousi has been sent on temporary leave on 21 July after contracting the coronavirus. Following the outbreak of covid-19 in the women's ward of Evin Prison in Tehran, Mozhgan Kavousi became infected with the coronavirus. She was sent on a one-week leave four days after her test results were positive, sources told the KHRN. On 13 July, the political...

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May 31, 2021

Three Kurdish political prisoners in Iran end hunger strikes

Kurdish political prisoners Mozhgan Kavousi, Sakineh Parvaneh, and Basam Moradi who went on hunger strikes in the last two weeks in Tehran, Mashhad, and Kamyaran prisons, have ended their strikes. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that imprisoned Kurdish writer and researcher Mozhgan Kavousi has ended her hunger strike after 10 days on 25 May. She had gone on a limited hunger...

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