Kurdish teacher sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran

Zara Mohammedi, a 28-year-old Kurdish teacher and activist in Sanandaj, who is sentenced to ten years in prison by Iran's Revolutionary Courts (File)

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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Human Rights Network said on Tuesday (July 14) that Iran’s Revolutionary Court has handed down a ten-year prison sentence for a 28-year-old Kurdish teacher named Zara Mohammedi.

The rights group said in a statement that Mohammadi was charged and punished for “establishing group and organization with the aim of disturbing national security.”

“Zara Mohammadi was arrested on May 23, 2019 by the security forces,” it continued, adding that she was released on bail of 700 million Tomans on December 2, 2019.

According to Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, which closely monitors human rights violations in Iranian Kurdistan, Mohammedi is a board member of the Kurdish NGO Nojin, which has been campaigning for civil, social, and cultural rights of the Kurdish population in Sanandaj (Sine) for the last seven years.

(NRT Digital Media)