Kurdish Mother and her Teenage girl sentenced to imprisonment

Kurdish Mother and her Teenage girl sentenced to imprisonment

Published by on November 16, 2020

International Liberty Association: Teenage Kurdish girl Aynaz Zare’e has been sentenced to five years in prison. The First Branch of the Penal Court of Urmia which specially examines cases of teenagers and minors, sentenced Aynaz Zare’e, 17, to five years in prison on Monday, 16 November 2020.

The teenage Kurdish girl Aynaz Zare’e has been imprisoned since October along with her mother, Shahnaz Sadeghifar in the Central Prison of Urmia. She is charged with “acting against national security” for membership in a Kurdish party. She did not have access to a lawyer during her prosecution.

Ms. Sadeghifar was tried on 21 July 2020. The Second Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia sentenced her to 15 years in prison.

Aynaz Zare’e attempted suicide while in detention by cutting her wrist, after her mother was sentenced to 15 years in jail. She was also infected with coronavirus.

Shahnaz and Aynaz were arrested by IRGC in September last year. Shahnaz Sadeghifar was interrogated for 2 months. She and long with her daughter were subjected to psychological pressure and torture during interrogations to make false confessions.

They were then transferred to Urmia Central Prison. Shahnaz Sadeghifar, 32, and her daughter, Aynaz Zare’e, went on hunger strike twice on 28 July and on 13 August 2020, to protest the harsh prison sentence handed down to Shahnaz and the illegal and arbitrary arrest of Aynaz.

ILA: Mrs. Sadeghifar has two mortar shrapnel in her heart because of having lived in the war zones in the Iranian Kurdistan province. She needs to be immediately operated on, but she has been deprived of any medical care. She has previously had a surgery and now, her place of surgery is badly infected.

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