Somayeh Kargar Archives - KHRN

April 29, 2021

Iran releases Kurdish woman activist on bail, after six months in harsh detention conditions

Civil rights activist Somayeh Kargar has been temporarily released from Qarchak Prison Wednesday, 28 April, on a bail of 500 million Iranian Tomans – nearly 20,000 USD, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Kargar spent more than six months in Evin and Qarchak prisons under severe physical conditions and psychological pressure. Meanwhile, the activist’s lawyer Mostafa Nili wrote on his Twitter account yesterday 28...

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April 23, 2021

Iran court orders Kurdish activist released on bail

The Evin Court of Tehran has issued the temporary release of the social activist Somayeh Kargar on a bail of 500 million Iranian Tomans – nearly 20,000 USD. However, according to a relative of Kargar, her family has not yet been able to provide the heavy bail. Somayeh Kargar, a Kurdish social activist from Ilam and a graduate of philosophy from the University of Tabriz,...

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February 22, 2021

Prison authorities deny Kurdish female activist of medical care despite urgency

Officials of Qarchak Prison in Varamin neighbourhood of Tehran continue to deny Kurdish female activist Somayeh Kargar of her right to medical care and access to medicine. Somayeh Kargar is a social activist and philosophy graduate who was transferred to Qarchak Prison in early February 2021 after four months of interrogation in Ward 2A of Tehran's Evin Prison. In an interview with the Kurdistan Human Rights...

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February 3, 2021

Kurdish female activist remains in detention after four months of uncertainty

Iran continues to hold the Kurdish female activist Somayeh Kargar in detention, four months after arresting her without a charge in Tehran on 16 October.The security forces had arrested Somayeh Kargar, a social activist and a philosophy graduate from Ilam, and continue to keep her in the detention centre of the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Evin Prison...

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