Death sentence for Shirin Alam Hovi, Kurdish political prisoner

Jan 18, 20100 comments

15 January 2010 Kurdistan Human Rights News Agency has reported that Shirin Alam Hovi, a Kurdish political prisoner who is in Tehran’s Evin Prison has been sentenced to death. This sentence has been issued on charges of “moharebeh” or warring against God. The Revolutionary Court’s sentence has come as a result of Alam Hovi’s cooperation with an opposition group in Kurdistan. She was informed of the sentence last week. Shirin Alam Hovi is 28 years old and was born in Makoo in West Azerbaijan Province in Iran. She was arrested last June and transferred to Evin Prison. Earlier there was news that she had been sentenced to life in prison, but her lawyer confirmed the death sentence. The sentence is open to appeal.