Sahar Kazemi’s Conviction Reduced to Twenty Months

The five-year prison sentence for Sahar Kazemi, a civil activist, was reduced to twenty months in the court of appeals.

According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Branch 4 of the Sanandaj Appeal Court reduced the 5 years imprisonment sentence for Sahar Kazemi, a civil and environmental activist in Sanandaj, to 20 months in prison.

Earlier, Branch 1 of the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court, headed by Judge Saeedi, sentenced Kazemi, who was detained since Sunday December 2nd, 2018, to five years in prison.

Ms. Kazemi, who is currently being held at the Correctional Center of Sanandaj, was notified of the appeal court’s new sentencing on March 15th, 2019.

On August 9th, 2018, the agents of the Sanandaj Information Office entered Sahar Kazemi’s house and arrested her after a full house search and seizing some of her personal belongings. She was then transferred to the Detention Center of the Sanandaj Information Office.

Mahvash Amiri, the mother of this civil activist, and her husband, Madeh Fathi, after being summoned to the Sanandaj Information Office, were arrested on Thursday, November 15th, 2018,

On Saturday, November 24th, 2018, Sahar Kazemi and her mother were temporarily released from the central prison in Sanandaj until the trial.

On Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, after appearing in the justice department, Ms. Kazemi was arrested once again and transferred to the central prison of Sanandaj.

On Thursday, February 14th, 2018, Madeh Fathi, the husband of this civil activist, was temporarily released on a 100 million Tomans bail.

Madeh Fathi and his wife, Sahar Kazemi, were denied access to a lawyer and family visitation during their arrest.

Sahar Kazemi, a sport coach living in Sanandaj, has been summoned and interrogated by the Sanandaj Intelligence Agency for hero civil and environmental nonviolent activities.

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