Simko Maroufi Archives - KHRN

November 17, 2021

Iran: Kurdish activist imprisoned to serve sentence

Cultural activist Simko Maroufi was sent to Bukan prison in northwestern West Azerbaijan province on 9 November to serve a one-year prison sentence. In May, the Public and Revolutionary Court of Bukan sentenced Maroufi, a member of the Welat Environmental Association, to one year in prison. It charged the activist with "propaganda against the state". Security forces arrested Maroufi on 8 March. A month later, he was...

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May 6, 2021

Iran court condemns Kurdish activist to one year in jail

The Public and Revolutionary Court of Bukan has sentenced Simko Maroufi, a cultural activist and member of the Welat Environmental Association, to one year in prison for “propaganda against the state”, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Maroufi was arrested by security forces on 8 March and was released on bail a month later. The Kurdish activist was also previously arrested on 15 October...

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March 9, 2021

Security forces take Kurdish environmental activist to an unknown location, say sources

A Kurdish environmental activist, who had previously been detained twice for taking part in demonstrations, has reportedly been arrested and taken to an unknown location by Iranian security forces. Environmental activist Simko Maroufi, who is a member of the Welat Environmental Association, was arrested on 8 March, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The environmental activist was previously detained by security forces on 15...

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February 6, 2020

Kurdish Civil Activists Taken to Bukan Prison to Serve their Imprisonment Term

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that four Kurdish activists Jaka Ismailpour, Simko Maroufi, Shaho Khezri and Homan Faizi- were taken to Bukan prison on Wednesday, January 29 to serve their imprisonment sentences. Jaka Ismailpour, Simko Maroufi and Homan Faizi were previously sentenced to 3 months, 4 months, 1 year and 2 years in prison respectively by Branch 101 of the...

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January 10, 2020

Kurdish Civil Rights Activists Sentenced to Prison in Bukan

Three Kurdish civil rights activists, Jaka Ismailpour, Homan Faizi and Shaho Khezri, were sentenced to imprisonment by Branch 101 of the Bukan Criminal Court on charges of "disturbing public order by participating in an illegal rally”, informed sourced told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Jaka Ismailpour was sentenced to 3 months, Homan Faizi to 4 months and Shaho Khezri...

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December 21, 2019

Kurdish Civil Society Activist Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

Kurdish civil society and environmental activist Simko Maroufi from Bukan was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of "disturbing public order" by participating in a rally condemning the Turkish army's attack on the Kurdish-led Democratic Autonomous Administration in the north and east of Syria, known as Rojava. The hearing of the charges against Simko Maroufi was held at Branch 4 of the Bukan...

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