Friday, 14 March 2014

Update: Masoud Kordpour Sentenced After Appeal

The record for Masoud Kordpour was updated.

Status: Sentenced After Appeal
Prison: Mahabad
Journalist, human rights activist, founder of Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights of Iranian Kurdistan, a member of the NGO Environmental Defense and a master's degree in geography with 21 years experience teaching in high schools in Bukan - Brother of Khosrow 8 Aug 2008: Arrested at home in Bukan on allegations of "espionage for foreign powers" for interviews he allegedly gave to foreign news sources that broadcast in Kurdish and Farsi. Held incommunicado in undisclosed location. Charged with "propaganda against the regime" Sentenced to 1 year in prison Held in Mahabad Central Prison 3 Aug 2009: Freed 09 Mar 2013: Arrested 13 Apr 2013: Transferred to Urmia prison 15 May 2013: Detention order extended for 2 months 01 Jul 2013: Transferred to Mahabad prison with his brother 10 Nov 2013: Sentenced to 3.5 years 08 Mar 2014: Sentence of 3.5 years confirmed by Appeals

Sentence: 1 year + 3.5 years

Location/Home Town: Bokan
Faith or Ethnicity: Kurd
Occupation or Activity: Journalist, Professor/Teacher, Human Rights Activist

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