Iran: Trial against two Kurdish singers



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21 November 2008




Iran:



Trial against two Kurdish singers


Two Kurdish singers are allegedly to be sentenced for ‘propaganda against the [political] order’, reported Shâr News — a local news agency from the predominantly Kurdish city of Saqqez in western Iran — on 17 November 2008

The musicians Seyyed Ali Hosseini and Mohammad Zarifiyan paid tribute to “a singer associated with a group opposed to the Islamic Republic” at a commemoration in September 2008, during the Ramadan month. According to Shâr News they can expect to be sentenced between three months and one year in prison. Their case was brought to Freemuse’s attention by the Danish PhD Fellow Rasmus Christian Elling.



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Sources

Shar News – 17 November 2008:

اختصاصی شارنیوز

Copenhagen University Middle East and Islam Network – 20 November 2008:

‘Clampdown on alternative voices’



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