Dr. Rashid Kermanj was sentenced to five years in prison

 Kurdpa Agency: A university professor from Bokan has been sentenced to five years in prison by the city's criminal court.

 According to a report  received by the Kurdistan Press Agency, Branch 6 of the Bokan Criminal Court sentenced Dr. Rashid Kermanj to five years in prison.

 This professor is accused of "insulting the leadership and cooperating with one of the Kurdish opposition parties of the Iranian government."

 The Kurdish citizen has objected against the verdict and and his case has been referred to the appeals court for review.

 Dr. Rashid Kermanj was arrested by the Intelligence agents on charges of "collaborating with one of the Kurdish opposition parties of Iran" in July this year and was temporarily released on bail of 500,000 Million Tomans. 

 he is a graduate of the PhD in Persian Literature from Moscow and has taught at the universities of Mahabad, Saqez, Bokan and Soran University in Kurdistan.

 The university professor is currently living in Mahabad and has been fired.