Mamosta Mohammad KhezrNejad, a well-known cleric, a supporter of the nationwide protests in 2022, on 16th of September 2022, arrested
He arrested along with his son, Yaser KhezrNejad, by the security forces of the Bukan Intelligence Office. And transferred to the detention center of the Urmia Intelligence Office after a few days.
According to the Iranian Human Rights Society, Mamosta Mohammad KhezrNejad, also known as Mamosta Bukani,sentenced to death. He was a prominent cleric and a supporter of the nationwide protests in 2022.
Absentee trial of Mamosta Mohammad KhezrNejad by Videocall
In the days ending on February 9, 2024, the trial of Mamosta Mohammad KhezrNejad held by the third branch of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia, presided over by Judge Reza Najafzadeh. He is accused of “corrupting the land” and “damaging the integrity or independence of the country”. During interrogation and trial, teacher Bokani was denied the right to choose a lawyer. His court also held in absentia and by video conference. He detained in Bukan prison in the last 15 months ago.
At the end of the court verdict, he sentenced to death for the charge of “corruption in the land” and to 15 years in prison for the charge of “damaging the integrity or independence of the country” and to 1 year in prison for “propaganda against the regime”.
Arrested for protesting the killing
This Kurdish cleric has been under mental and physical torture for more than a year. This action of the Ministry of Information agents was to obtain forced confessions.
Mamosta Mohammad KhezrNejad arrested after his participation in the live memorial service of Asad Rahimi, one of the victims of the nationwide protests of 2022. In this ceremony, he gave a speech at the Bukan Honorary Mosque and also condemned the killing of protesting people and criticized the government leaders.
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