After 3 years and 4 months of temporary detention, a Kurdish citizen named "Yousef Ahmadi" from Baneh has been sentenced to death by the Branch One of the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj, presided over by Judge "Saeedi," and three other citizens from Baneh named "Mohammad Karimi," "Baset Karimi," and "Mohammad Faizi" have collectively been sentenced to 65 years in prison.
According to an informed source speaking to Kurdpa, based on the verdict against these four citizens, Yousef Ahmadi has been sentenced to death on charges of "rebellion," Mohammad Karimi has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on charges of "assisting in rebellion," Baset Karimi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of "assisting in rebellion," and Mohammad Faizi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of "assisting in rebellion."
The latest court session for the charges against these four citizens was held on August 27th in Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj, and the verdict was issued against them on September 2nd and officially conveyed to them on September 3rd.
These four citizens were detained without any judicial order by security forces in Baneh in April 2020 during the wave of detentions of citizens. Security forces accused them of "collaborating with one of the opposition Kurdish parties against the Iranian government."
After their detention, these four citizens were transferred to one of the security detention centers in Sanandaj for interrogation, and after the interrogation, they were moved to the central prison of this city.
Security forces subjected these four citizens to severe torture during their detention to extract forced confessions.
From right to left: Yousef Ahmadi, Mohammad Karimi, Baset Karimi, and Mohammad Faizi