Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan:Zeynab Jalaliyan, a political activist has been sentenced to death for membership in a Kurdish opposition organization. In a continuation of death sentences for Kurdish activists Ms. Jalaliyan (27 years old), resident of the city of Maku, in the province of Azarbaijan has been sentenced to death.

According to Ms. Jalaliyans’ family, she was arrested eight months ago in the city of Kermanshah, and was transferred to the detention centre for the Ministry of Intelligence. There has been no news about her well being in the past eight months.

Although Ms. Jalali is simply a lawyer, she was charged with being a member of a Kurdish opposition organization. Ms. Jalali was found to be a Mohareb (enemy of god) after a few minutes long trial behind closed doors.

It should be noted that the death sentence of Ms. Jalali raises the number of Kurdish activists sentenced to death in the past two years to 13.

These individuals are:

1. Ramezan Ahmad

2. Farhad Chalesh

3. Shirkuh Marefi

4. Rostam Arkiya

5. Farzad Kamangar

6. Ali Heydariyan

7. Farhad Vakili

8. Hiwa Boutimar

9. Anwar Hosseing Panahi

10. Arsalan Evliyayi

11. Habibollah Latifi

12. Fasih Yasamini

13. Zeynab Jalaliyan


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