Religious Activists Archives - KHRN

August 2, 2021

Orumiyeh court sentences Kurdish religious activist to jail term

The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh has sentenced Kurdish Sunni activist Jafar Osafi to seven years and six months in prison for “membership in religious extremist groups”. On 31 July, the court officially notified the activist detained in Orumiyeh Central Prison since June 2020. Jafar Osafi is a religious activist from Bukan and one of the admins of a Sunni religious telegram channel about answering questions...

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April 4, 2019

Sunni Clergyman Not Allowed to Leave Kurdistan and Visit Zahedan

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Sanandaj intelligence Office has banned Kak Hashim Hossein Panahi, a well-known religious activist, in Kurdistan from travelling to Zahedan. "During a telephone call from the Kurdistan Intelligence Office, Professor Kak Hashim Hossein Panahi, a teacher at the Imam Bukhari Religious School of Sanandaj, was banned from participating at the graduation ceremony of Religious scholars in Zahedan. It is worth noting...

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February 8, 2019

The Ward of Sunni Prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison Violently Raided by Special Guard

Following the attempt of Sunni prisoners to prevent the transfer of Tohid Ghoreishi to the court, Special Guard forces targeted the prisoners in hall 21 in ward 7 at Rajai Shahr Prison by tear gas while beating them and transferring some of the prisoners to solitary confinement cells. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that. following the refusal of Tawhid Qureshi to attend...

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November 5, 2018

Iran: Dozens of Religious Activists and Sunni Kurdish Civilians Arrested in Various Cities of Kurdistan

Iranian security forces have detained at least 30 Kurdish religious activists and civilians (in the cities of Saqqez, Sardasht, Bukan and Mahabad) and have transferred them to unknown locations. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence have raided the houses of a number of religious activists and civilians in Saqqez, Bukan, Mahabad and Sardasht at the same time...

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