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Two Kurdish Environment Activists Sentenced to Prison

Orumiyeh Revolutionary Court sentenced two Kurdish activists Jafar Amini and Hamed Sepehri to 18 months of imprisonment in total on charges of “propaganda against the regime”.

Accoding to Kurdistan Human rights, on April 25, the trial of two activists known as Jafar Amini and Hamed Sepehri was held at the Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh on charges of “propaganda against the state”.

Both activists, members of Welat environmental association, were arrested on, March 14 during the protest against Turkish attack on Kurds in Afrin. They were transferred to Intelligence Ministry’s Detention Centre in the city of Orumiyeh but later (on April 18) they were temporarily released on a bail of 50 million Tomans.

The verdict, according to which Hamed Sepehri and Jafar Amini were sentenced to one-year and 6 months of imprisonment respectively, has been officially served on these two activists.

On January 24th an Iranian-Canadian dual citizen and academic environmental activist known as Kavous Seyed Emami imprisoned by Iranian authorities, he died two weeks after his arrest. Tehran’s chief prosecutor claimed that Emami was part of a group of environmental activists arrested on suspicion of espionage.

Iranian athurites clamied that he killed himself in the prison over the guilt of the espionage against the Islamic regime of Iran