Wrisha Moradi Archives - KHRN

July 8, 2024

Kurdish political prisoner denied contact with family, lawyers

Wrisha Moradi, a Kurdish political prisoner in Tehran's Evin Prison, has been prevented from contacting her family and lawyers since 6 May on the orders of Judge Abolghasem Salavati. When her lawyers went to court last week ahead of her second hearing, they were told by Branch 15 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran that they would not be allowed to access the case...

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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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April 10, 2024

Iran court postpones trial of KJAR member Wrisha Moradi

The trial of Wrisha Moradi, a member of the East Kurdistan Free Women Society (KJAR), scheduled for 9 April at Branch 15 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran, has been postponed due to the absence of Judge Amouzad, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. The same branch of the court, presided over by Judge Salavati, had previously notified Moradi's lawyers of the...

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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 8, 2024

KJAR member confronts serious charges, sparking heightened concerns

The Fifth Branch of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Tehran has charged Wrisha Moradi, a member of the East Kurdistan Free Women Society (KJAR) with the organisational code name of Jwana Sna, in recent weeks, with "armed insurrection" (baghi), which carries the death penalty. Moradi, who was arrested more than six months ago, is accused of being a member of the Kurdistan Free...

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February 5, 2024

KJAR member still in limbo after more than six months in detention

Wrisha Moradi, a member of the East Kurdistan Free Women Society (KJAR) with the organisational code name of Jwana Sna, remains in limbo after more than six months in Tehran's Evin Prison. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that an indictment was issued against Moradi in recent weeks, accusing her of "acting against national security" through her alleged affiliation with the Kurdistan Free...

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December 22, 2023

Tortured KJAR member continues to be held in Evin Prison

Wrisha Moradi, a member of the East Kurdistan Free Women Society (KJAR) with the organisational code name of Jwana Sna, remains detained in Tehran's Evin Prison, Ward 209, more than four and a half months after her arrest by security forces in Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that after her arrest on 1 August, Moradi was transferred to the...

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