Pakhshan Azizi Archives - KHRN

July 19, 2024

Kurdish activist denied family contact in Tehran’s Evin Prison

Pakhshan Azizi, a Kurdish activist charges with "armed insurrection" (baghi), has been denied the right to contact or visit her family for two weeks while held in Tehran's Evin Prison, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. Azizi, a social work graduate from Tehran's Allameh Tabataba'i University, has been denied these rights since 6 July by order of the prison's disciplinary council. She was informed...

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June 17, 2024

Tehran holds court hearings for two Kurdish political prisoners

The initial court hearing for Wrisha Moradi and the second session for Pakhshan Azizi took place on 16 June at the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran on charges of "armed insurrection" (baghi), which carries the death penalty in Iran. Wrisha Moradi, a member of the East Kurdistan Free Women Society (KJAR), was transferred from the women's ward of Evin prison to Branch 15 of the...

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May 17, 2024

Kurdish political prisoners end hunger strike in Evin Prison

Kurdish political prisoner Wrisha Moradi ended her hunger strike on 16 May after being returned to the women's ward of Evin Prison following a three-day detention in Ward 209, a section controlled by the Ministry of Intelligence. Moradi began her hunger strike on 15 May in protest at her transfer. Pakhshan Azizi, a Kurdish women's rights activist and fellow inmate, also concluded her hunger strike...

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May 16, 2024

Kurdish political prisoners begin hunger strike in Evin Prison over transfer

Wrisha Moradi, a member of the East Kurdistan Free Women Society (KJAR), and Pakhshan Azizi, a Kurdish activist and former political prisoner, have gone on hunger strike in Evin Prison after Moradi was transferred to Ward 209 of the Ministry of Intelligence within the prison on the orders of Judge Salavati. Moradi, who has been imprisoned since 1 August 2023, was transferred from the Women's...

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March 25, 2024

Wrisha Moradi, Pakhshan Azizi still in limbo in Tehran’s Evin Prison

Wrisha Moradi, a member of the East Kurdistan Free Women Society (KJAR), and Pakhshan Azizi, a Kurdish activist and former political prisoner, are still detained in state of uncertainty in Tehran's Evin Prison. Moradi, with the organisational code name of Jwana Sna, was charged with “armed insurrection” (baghi), which carries the death penalty, and Azizi was accused of "membership in a group or organization aimed...

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February 12, 2024

Kurdish activist charged with membership in opposition groups

The Fifth Branch of the Evin Prosecutor's Office has charged Pakhshan Azizi, a Kurdish activist and former political prisoner, with "membership of the country's opposition groups" after she spent six months in detention. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that after Azizi's interrogation in recent weeks, the case has been transferred to Branch 26 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran, headed by...

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December 15, 2023

Kurdish activist to stand trial following torture in Evin Prison

Pakhshan Azizi, a Kurdish former political prisoner and social work graduate from the University of Allameh Tabatabaei in Tehran, is due to stand trial in the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran in the coming weeks, according to the notice she has received. Accused of "membership of one of the opposition parties", Azizi is currently being held in temporary detention in the women's ward of Evin...

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December 12, 2023

Kurdish activist moved to women’s ward of Evin Prison after interrogation

Pakhshan Azizi, a Kurdish former political prisoner and social work graduate from the University of Allameh Tabatabaei in Tehran, was transferred to the women's ward of Evin Prison in Tehran on 11 December after four months of interrogation in Ward 209 of the prison. Since her arrest, Azizi has been denied access to legal representation and communication with her family. Azizi, who comes from Mahabad, West...

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November 9, 2023

Kurdish activist detained for three months, condition remains unknown

Pakhshan Azizi, a Kurdish former political prisoner and social work graduate from the University of Tehran, has been held in detention for three months with no information available on her current condition. Azizi, who comes from Mahabad, West Azerbaijan Province, was arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence in Tehran on 4 August and transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison', the Kurdistan Human Rights Network...

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