A Kurdish social activism was sentenced to six months in prison and twenty lashes

12:13 - 11 October 2019

 Kurdpa Agency: Marivan Criminal Court Branch 102 sentenced a Kurdish activist to six months in discretionary imprisonment and twenty lashes.

 According to a report by the Kurdistan Press Agency, a Kurdish social activism named "Arman Ghafouri" from Marivan was sentenced to six months in discretionary imprisonment by Branch 102 of the criminal court for "disturbing public order by participating in a protest rally in supporting of Afrin" and  twenty lashes. 

 In recent days, this civil activist's trial has been held in absentia without the presence of him and his lawyer.

 This civil activist was arrested on August 2, 2008 by the Intelligence Service, and released on March 19th of the same year on a temporary bail from Marivan Prison.

 Also on Monday, March 21, 2009, Kurdish Kurdish activist Marivan was arrested by intelligence forces along with Adnan Hassanpour, Mohammad Danesh, Faramarz Mohammadi and Naseh Bakhshi on charges of "participating in a rally in support". He was later released on bail.