Kurdish Activist, Shirin Alan Hovi, Sentenced to Death in Iran



According to news reports from Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan a second female activist Ms. Shirin Alan Hovi who is currently in custody in the Evin Prison has been sentenced to death

Ms. Alan Hovi has been convicted of being a Mohareb (enemy of God) for working with a Kurdish opposition group. She was sentenced to death last week by the Revolutionary Court in Tehran.

Ms. Alan Hovi is 28 years old, resident of the city of Maku in the Western Azarbaijan Province. She was arrested one year and six months ago.

Previously it had been reported that most likely Ms. Alan Hovi would be sentenced to life in prison, however her lawyer has confirmed that she has been sentenced to death. This sentence can be appealed.

Currently there are at least 17 other Kurdish activists who are on death row.

Originally posted on Shiro Khorshid