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Sunday 13 November 2011

Kurdish activist sentenced to 3 years in prison

The Campaign for the Defense of Civil and Political Prisoners reported that Branch 2 of the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court sentenced activist Saeed Saedi to two years behind bars for “illegal gathering and collusion against the regime”, and one year for “propaganda against the regime" .
On December 22, 2010 this journalist was arrested along with 26 other Sanandaj activists who included family members of death row Kurdish political prisoner Habib Latifi. Saeed Saedi was held behind bars in solitary confinement at the detention center of the Sanandaj Intelligence Ministry for 74 days after which he was released on bail .
In the past year Saeed Saedi has served as the editor of several non-governmental publications. At the time of his arrest he was the editor of the monthly publication Roubar and was the spokesperson for the Kurdistan Reconciliation Front .
Source: Human Rights House of IRAN

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