Shilan Kurdistan was sentenced to 3 years and four months in prison
Shilan Kurdestani, a translator from Sanandaj, was sentenced to 3 years and four months in jail.
Shilan Kurdestani was sentenced to 7 months in prison by the first branch of the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court on the charge of “propaganda against the state” and to 2 years and nine months in prison on the charge of being a member of the Zhivano Women’s Association.
If this sentence is approved at the appeal stage, by applying Article 134 of the regime’s Penal Code, two years and nine months of imprisonment will apply to Shilan Kurdestani.
Shilan Kurdestani was arrested by the security forces on October 23, 2022, during the nationwide uprising. After the interrogation, she was temporarily released from custody by posting bail.
A renowned journalist charged with acting against national security
The first branch of the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court accused a well-known journalist of “acting against national security” by forming an illegal group and being a member.
Zhina Modarres Gorji is a journalist and one of the long-standing and well-known women’s rights activists in Sanandaj, who was previously accused of “propaganda against the state” and “assembly and collusion against national security.”
She was violently arrested on September 21, 2022, on Safari Avenue in Sanandaj by agents of the Intelligence Department. After 40 days of detention in the women’s ward of Sanandaj prison, she was temporarily released on October 30, 2022, on a bail of 100 million tomans.
The case investigator also increased her bail amount to one billion tomans to change the arrest warrant.
IRGC Intelligence summoned Mrs. Modarres Gorji before her arrest, and the security forces threatened her that if she participates in the protest rallies, “you will never see the sun again.”
Conviction of a Ph.D. student
The clerical regime’s Judiciary sentenced a Ph.D. student from Saqqez to five years of suspended imprisonment and to pay a fine of 8 million tomans.
The 1st branch of Saqqez Revolutionary Court sentenced 35-year-old student Hanieh Maroufi to 8 months of imprisonment. Also, Branch 105 of the Saqqez Criminal Court has sentenced her to 9 months of imprisonment.
According to the decision of the Revolutionary Court, Hanieh Maroufi could pay a fine of 8 million tomans, and the sentence of 9 months of imprisonment by the criminal court was also changed to 5 years of suspended imprisonment.
The charges against Haniyeh Maroufi are “propaganda against the state,” “disruption of public order and peace,” and “spreading lies.”
Hanieh Maroufi is a Ph.D. student in political geography at Azad University, Central Tehran branch.