Prison Sentence for a Teacher in Kurdistan

Posted on: June 20th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Moniri, a teacher from the city of Saqqez in Kurdistan Province, has been found guilty by Saqqez’s Revolutionary Court and sentenced to serve prison time.

In an interview with Mukrian news Agency, Mohammad Moniri’s attorney confirmed the news of this conviction and said, “The first branch of the Revolutionary Court in Saqqez found my client guilty of cooperating with the opposition groups and propaganda against the regime and sentenced him to five years in prison.The Appeals Court in Kurdistan then reduced this ruling to six months.”

On June 19, 2011, Mohammad Moniri reported to Saqqez Central Prison to begin serving his sentence.Mohammad Moniri was arrested last year but after a while, he was released on bail.