Kurdish teacher in Iranian Kurdistan sentenced to 5 years in prison
Zhyan News Network
SULAIMANI – A Kurdish teacher in Sina, a Kurdish province in western Iran, sentenced to 5 years in prison, human rights advocacy said on Saturday (February 13).
The 5-year-imprisonment was decided and imposed against her after an Iranian court decreased a 10-year-imprisonment to 5 years.
Zara Mohammedi, a Kurdish teacher and head of Nozhin Social and Cultural Council, has been accused of “establishing a group against Iran’s national security,” Hengaw Human Rights Organization reported.
The court hearing against Mohammedi took place in October 2020 presided by judge Mustafa Tayari and the final decision announced in the last few days, it added.
Sina’s Shorish Court in 2020 issued a ten-year arrest warrant against Mohammedi, when she was a member of Nozhin Social and Cultural Council. Court had acquitted the council on all counts.
In May 23, 2019 Mohammedi was arrested after a raid on her house by Iranian intelligence forces in Sina, after six months she was released temporarily on 700 million toman bail.
Zara Mohammedi had been teaching Kurdish language for 10 years in Sina and its surrounding villages.