Female Kurdish activist sentenced to 50 lashes
Kurdish activist Zemane Zêwe from Rojhilat (Eastern Kurdistan) has been sentenced to 50 lashes for attending an event in solidarity with 25 September’s independence referendum in Southern Kurdistan.
Saqqez General Court has concluded the case opened against female Kurdish activist Zemane Zêwe who is accused of “disturbing the security and peace of people” for attending an event in solidarity with 25 September’s independence referendum in Southern Kurdistan.
The woman was sentenced to 50 lashes, which will be executed once the verdict is upheld by Iranian Revolutionary Court.
The other people who joined demonstrations in support of the independence referendum are expected to appear before court in the coming days.
Hundreds had been detained by Iranian forces and many had been arrested in the crackdown against demonstrators supporting the referendum.