Urmia appeal court upheld 11 years imprisonment for a Kurdish citizen

Kurdpa Agency: 11 years discretionary imprisonment sentence for a Kurdish citizen from Oshnavieh was upheld by the first district of the Urmia Appeal Court. 

 According to a report by the Kurdistan Press Agency, the 11 years of discretionary imprisonment for a Kurdish citizen, "Ghafor Barham", from Amirabad village, Oshnavieh was upheld in the first district of the Urmia Appeal Court. 

 in July 2018, This Kurdish citizen was sentenced by the Oshnavieh Public Prosecutor's Office and the Revolutionary Court for five years in discretionary imprisonment on charges of "acting against national security through collusion and committing a crime against domestic security" and he was sentenced to five years in discretionary imprisonment on charges of carrying and keeping gun and one year in discretionary imprisonment on charges of crossing the border illegally. 

 According to an informed source, the Ministry of Intelligence intervened in the proceedings of trails of this Kurdish citizen and deprived him to access to lawyer.

 The Urmia Appeal Court had rejected the Kurdish citizen's appeal, the source added.

 This source said: The judiciary has issued a ruling for the Kurdish citizen, based on  intelligence reports from the IRGC and the Ministry of Intelligence.

 in 2017, Ghafor Barham was arrested by intelligence forces on charges of "membership and cooperation with one of the Kurdish opposition parties of the Iranian government".