Zahra Mohammadi Archives - KHRN

January 4, 2023

Iran security forces detain Zahra Mohammadi’s husband in Sanandaj

Today, Iranian security forces arrested Seyvan Ebrahimi, a member of the board of directors of the Nozhin Socio-Cultural Association, in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province. Ebrahimi was arrested when he went to the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj to pursue the case of his imprisoned wife, Zahra Mohammadi. Mohammadi is currently serving a five-year prison sentence in the women's ward of the Juvenile Detention Centre in Sanandaj. She...

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June 28, 2022

Iran sends activist Zahra Mohammadi on temporary leave

Iran has sent Zahra (also Zara) Mohammadi, a Kurdish political prisoner and director of the Nozhin Socio-Cultural Association, on temporary leave on 26 June. Reportedly, the activist requested to be allowed to visit her father who is hospitalised in the intensive care unit. Prison authorities, the Islamic Revolutionary Court, and the Ministry of Intelligence in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, approved her request, sending her on a 10-day...

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January 8, 2022

Iran jails woman activist over teaching Kurdish language

Kurdish literary and cultural woman activist Zahra (also Zara) Mohammadi presented herself today at the court of Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, to serve a five-year prison sentence. The court's Enforcement of Judgements Office arrested the activist and transferred her to the Juvenile Detention Centre in Sanandaj. Mohammadi had been accused of allegedly "forming groups and societies with the aim of disrupting national security" over her activities, which...

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January 3, 2022

Iran upholds Kurdish language teacher’s five-year prison sentence

The five-year prison sentence of the Kurdish language teacher Zahra (also Zara) Mohammadi has been upheld. Authorities have asked that she turns herself in to serve her sentence. The ruling came after the Chief Justice of Iran's northwestern Kurdistan province rejected Mohammadi's lawyers' appeal for her retrial under Article 477 of the Iranian Islamic Criminal Code. On 2 January, the Nozhin Socio-Cultural Association, which is headed...

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February 21, 2021

Civilians, activists gather in front of courthouse to protest sentence for Kurdish language teacher

A group of civilians and members of the Nozhin Association have gathered in front of the Sanandaj courthouse in the morning of 20 February to protest the court decision sentencing Zara Mohammadi to five years in prison.Reportedly, Zara Mohammadi herself was also present at the rally held on the eve of the International Mother Language Day. Protestors peacefully protested against the sentence and the ban...

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February 14, 2021

Iran sentences female activist to five years in prison for teaching Kurdish

An Iranian court has sentenced Kurdish female civil rights activist Zahra Mohammadi to five years in prison for teaching Kurdish language in the Kurdish region of Iran, sources have told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).On 16 February 2020, Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj – presided over by Judge Saeidi – had sentenced Zahra Mohammadi to 10 years in prison...

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July 16, 2020

Kurdish Civil Rights Activist Sentenced to 10 Years of Imprisonment

Kurdish civil rights activist Zahra Mohammadi was sentenced  to 10 years in prison by the Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj on charges of "forming a group and a population with the aim of disrupting national security.“ Her trial was held on February 17 at the Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandah, presided over by Judge Saeedi, and her lawyer was notified of...

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September 1, 2019

Fate of Three Female Activists in Iran’s Sanandaj Remains Unknown

Fate of three detained female Kurdish activists has remained unknown months after their arrest in the city of Sanandaj, the provincial capital of Iran’s Kordestan (Kurdistan) Province. Zahra (Zara) Mohammadi and Iran Rahpeykar have been detained on a temporary arrest warrant at Sanandaj Correctional Centre, and Parvin Adwawi had been detained for interrogation at a Sanandaj detention centre of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence, according...

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July 30, 2019

Members of Nojin Association in Sanandaj Still not Released

Three members of Nojin Socio-cultural Association- Zahara Mohammadi, Menat Rahmani and Sirwan Ebrahimi- have not been released yet and they are still under interrogation. An informed source has told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that Zahra Mohammadi was under pressure to make forced confessions and attend a TV interview. This civil activist was arrested in Sanandaj on May 25, 2019 by security forces. She is...

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