Yarsani Archives - KHRN

November 10, 2023

Four Yarsani activists arrested at checkpoint in Dalahu

Four members of the Yarsan Civil Activists’ Advisory Council were arrested at a checkpoint in Dalahu, Kermanshah Province, on 10 November, and taken to an undisclosed location. The activists, Seyyed Amin Abbasi, Kheyrollah Haghjouyan, Pakzad Taheri, and Noshad Taheri, were detained at the Patagh checkpoint in Dalahu as they were returning from visiting Siavash Hayati in Qasr-e Shirin, Kermanshah Province. Hayati, a political prisoner and the...

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November 3, 2023

Prominent activist condemns unjust death sentence for Yarsani civilian

Prominent Yarsani activist and former political prisoner Kheyrollah Haghjouyan has released a video strongly criticising the fabrication of false charges and the imposition of a death sentence on Yarsani Kurdish civilian Reza Rasaei, describing the judicial process as unjust. Rasaei was sentenced to death for "complicity in the murder" of Nader Beyrami, the head of the IRGC's intelligence service in Sahneh, Kermanshah Province. Haqhjuoyan, who is...

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January 2, 2023

Yarsani activists remain in detention in Iran’s Kermanshah

Yarsani activists Siavash Hayati, Seyyed Amin Abbasi, Seyyed Soroush Abbasi and Seyyed Karam Abbasi, who were arrested by the intelligence forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Kermanshah and Saveh on 30 November and 1 December, are still held in detention. In the past few days, the three Abbasi brothers, who had previously been taken from the detention centre of IRGC's intelligence organisation...

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December 13, 2022

IRGC intelligence continues to detain five Yarsani activists in Kermanshah

The Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) continues to hold five Yarsani activists named Siavash Hayati, Seyyed Amin Abbasi, Kaki Farzad Almasi, Seyyed Soroush Abbasi and Seyyed Karam Abbasi in its detention centre in Kermanshah, western Iran. The security institution arrested the activists on 30 November and 1 December in Kermanshah and Saveh, Markazi province. On 11 December, the Yarsan Civil Activists' Advisory...

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June 28, 2021

Iran court imprisons Yarsani Kurdish activist in Kermanshah

The district court of Sahneh in Kermanshah province has imprisoned today Kheyrollah Haghjouyan, a member of the Yarsan Civil Rights Activists’ Advisory Council, in Kermanshah’s Dizel Abad Prison. Today, the court summoned the political and civil rights activist, accusing him of “insulting the sanctities and officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran”. In today’s court hearing, Haghjouyan was questioned and charged in connection with his political...

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