Kurdish Activist Sentenced to 2 Years Behind Bars

Kurdish Activist Sentenced to 2 Years Behind Bars

Published by on December 5, 2020
Foad Enayati- ILA

International Liberty Association: According to the news, Kurdish activist, Foad Enayati, has been sentenced to two years of suspended prison term and 74 lashes by the Branch 104 of Sanandaj Court. The verdict is upheld by the Court of Appeals in the western city of Sanandaj. The flogging sentence against Mr. Enayati was carried out on 27 July 2020 at the Branch One of the Sanandaj court.

Foad Enayati, the Kurdish citizen was initially sentenced to 10 months imprisonment and 74 lashes on the charge of “Disrupting public order through participating in illegal gatherings.”

It should be mentioned that, Foad Enayati was arrested in early fall of 2019 during  the November protest gatherings along with two other citizens, named Faramarz Shariati and Mobin Khosravi. He was temporarily released on bail after his interrogation was over.

It is worth mentioning that, according to the human rights defender organisations and news agencies, Hundreds are routinely flogged in Iran each year, sometimes in public. In the most recent flogging case, prison guards lashed four prisoners last month in Karaj Central Prison near Iran’s capital Tehran.

ILA: The Iran is one of the few states that still uses inhuman punishments, even though all international civil and political rights conventions have prohibited the use of inhumane punishments such as execution and flogging.

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