4 Civilians Sentenced to Imprisonment in Sanandaj

HRANA News Agency – On May 5, 2016, the hearing of 4 citizens from Qruchaee village in Kurdistan province was held in Sanandaj. During the hearing for four of the defendants a total of three years in prison was issued.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the hearing of Afshin Hussein Panahi, Poya Hussein Panahi, Arman Hussein Panahi, Salman Hussein Panahi and Poya Moghadam from Qruchaee village in Dehgollan was held in the revolutionary court of Sanandaj, on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Four of the defendants totally were sentenced to three years in this court and the other person’s verdict will be notified in the coming days.

Judge Hassan Babayee, head of Sanandaj revolutionary court announced the charges of the citizens as “propaganda against the regime on the sidelines of celebrations of Nowruz,” in Qruchaee village.

A family member of Hossein Panahi by announcing the news said to HRANA: “Afshin and Poya Hossein Panahi each one were sentenced to one year in prison and Poya Moghadam, Arman Hossein Panahi each one were sentenced to 6 months and 1 day in prison. And Salman Hossein Panahi’s sentence will be announced in a few days.”

According to HRANA, Afshin Hossein Panahi was arrested on April 9, 2016. He already had a history of serving one year of imprisonment. Also local institutions reported that Arman, Poya and Salman Hossein Panahi had been arrested by the IRGC intelligence agents on Thursday, March 10, 2016.

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