Conviction of four Kurdish citizens in the Revolutionary Court of Urmia

 Four Kurdish citizens, Kamran Ghasemi, Omid Saeedi, Abdolaziz Mohammadpour and Kayvan Rashuzadeh, from Urmia, were sentenced to prison by the Second Branch of the Revolutionary Court.

 According to the verdict, Kamran Ghasemi, Omid Saeedi, and Kayvan Rashuzadeh were each sentenced to ten years and one day in prison, and Abdolaziz Mohammadpour to five years in prison.

 The court charged these four citizens with "acting against national security by joining a Kurdish opposition party of the Iranian government."

 The trial of these four citizens was held on Monday, the 23rd of November, and they have been notified of the sentence issued in recent days in Urmia Prison.

 In this regard, "Naib (Masoud) Hajipour" from Urmia, the co-founder of these four citizens, was sentenced by the Second Branch of the Revolutionary Court of this city to five years in prison.

 In November of this year, Kamran Ghasemi, Omid Saeedi, and Kayvan Rashuzadeh went on a hunger strike in protest of their indecision and non-observance of the principle of segregation of crimes in the youth ward of Urmia Central Prison.

 On October 8, 2019, these four citizens, along with Naib Hajipour, were arrested by security forces without a court order and transferred to the Urmia Intelligence Detention Center for interrogation.

 These four Kurdish citizens were transferred to the Urmia Central Prison after a month of interrogation.

 Photo: Omid Saeedi, Kamran Ghasemi and Kayvan Rashuzadeh