The Second Branch of the Kermanshah Revolutionary Court has sentenced four Kurdish cultural activists, Shahriar Tahmasebi from Kermanshah, Ardeshir Mousavi from Kermanshah, Mustafa Bagheri Ashna from Kangavar, and Arsalan Hedayati from Qorveh, to 9 months prison each.
In an interview with Kurdpa, Shahriar Tahmasebi confirmed the news, saying that the Second Branch of the Kermanshah Revolutionary Court, presided over by Judge Shahrokh Moradi, had issued the verdict on charges of "propaganda against the regime and forming a group with the intent to disrupt public order."
Shahriyar Tahmasebi, Ardeshir Mousavi and Mostafa Bagheri Ashna were arrested by security forces on Thursday, July 5, 2018, and Arsalan Hedayati was arrested on Friday, July 5, 2018.
These four cultural activists were released on bail after interrogations.
Ardeshir Mousavi and Mostafa Bagheri Ashna had been on a hunger strike in Dieselabad Prison in Kermanshah during the detention period from Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to Wednesday, August 29, 2018 in protest of "deprivation of legal rights and deprivation of medical services."