Court of Appeal; Zahra Mohammadi was sentenced to five years in prison

Zahra Mohammadi, a Kurdish language teacher and a member of the Nozjin Socio-Cultural Association, her  ten years in prison was decreased to 5 years in prison in Branch 4 of the Sanandaj Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Mostafa Tayari. 

 This sentence has been announced to this Kurdish language teacher in recent days.

 Zahra Mohammadi was sentenced by the First Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj to ten years in prison on charges of "forming a group  with the intention of disrupting national security."

 The last court hearing of Zahra Mohammadi was held on February 16, 2020, in the First Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj, presided over by Judge Saeedi, and on Tuesday, July 14th, she was sentenced to ten years in prison.

 On Monday, December 2, 2019, Zahra Mohammadi was temporarily released on bail of 700 million Tomans.

 Zahra Mohammadi was arrested on May 23, 2019 by plainclothes officers of the Ministry of Intelligence at her home. She was held in solitary confinement in an unknown location until  May 31st.  Zahra Mohammadi subsequently said during a meeting with her family members that she had been pressured during her eight days in solitary confinement to be forced to make "confessions".

 On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, this Kurdish civil activist was transferred to the First Branch of the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj for a hearing without prior notification to his lawyers and family, which was subsequently postponed.

 Reacting to the allegations against Zahra Mohammadi, the Nojin Socio-Cultural Association stated: "Zahra Mohammadi is under pressure for forced confessions, as she has no affiliation with any party or political movement, and the only her crime is teaching Kurdish to children.