Saman Ghazali Archives - KHRN

December 21, 2022

Iran sentences Kurdish journalist to jail, ban from journalism

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Court in Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province, has sentenced a Kurdish journalist named Saman Ghazali to eight months in prison and a one-year ban from journalism on charges of "propaganda against the state". Ghazali was arrested after being summoned to the Ministry of Intelligence in Mahabad on 25 September. A few days later, he was transferred to the detention centre of the security institution...

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October 18, 2022

Iran: Detained civilians go on hunger strike in Qazvin, Orumiyeh

A speech therapist named Soran (Pouya) Rashidi and a civil rights activist by the name of Saman Ghazali who were arrested by the security forces in Qazvin and Mahabad in the past few weeks have gone on a hunger strike to protest against their continued illegal detentions. On the evening of 23 September, security forces raided Rashidi's in Qazvin and arrested him. His two-month-pregnant wife suffered...

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June 30, 2021

Iran releases two Kurdish political prisoners under amnesty

Iran has released today Kurdish political prisoners Saman Ghazali and Salar Ghazali under judiciary amnesty. The two brothers served nine months in detention and prison. The political prisoners were serving a two-year sentence in Mahabad Prison. On 16 January 2021, Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mahabad sentenced each of the two civil rights activists to 39 months in prison on charges of...

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January 18, 2021

Two civil Rights Activists Each Sentenced to Three and a Half Years in Prison

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Salar Ghazali and Saman Ghazali, two brothers from Mahabad who are both civil rights activists, were each sentenced to a total of three and a half years in prison by the branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Mahabad on the charges of "acting against national security through membership in a Kurdish opposition party" and...

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December 8, 2020

Two Civil Rights Activists Taken to Prison

Salar Ghazali and Saman Ghazali, civil activists in Mahabad, have been transferred to Mahabad Prison after 75 days of temporary detention. The two brothers were arrested by security forces on September 17 and transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre in Urmia. During this time, Saman Ghazali has been on a 15-day hunger strike in protest to his continued detention. Saman Ghazali and Salar Ghazali...

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November 6, 2020

Two Civil Activists Still Detained at Intelligence Service Detention Center in Orumiyeh

'Two brothers, Saman and Salar Ghazali who were arrested by security forces in Mahabad on September 17, are still being held at the Intelligence Service Detention Center in Orumiyeh without the right to contact or visit their families.', a reliable source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Saman Ghazali is a final year student of Master of Sociology at the Boroujerd University and Salar...

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