Two Kurds have been sentenced to a total of 18 months behind bars for supporting a Kurdish party in the city of Saqqez, southwest Iran.

One of the inmates, identified as Ardalan Sharifzadeh, was sentenced to 12 months behind bars on charges of “propaganda against the establishment through  launching pro-Kurdish groups on the internet.”

The second individual, Kamel Sharifzadeh, was sentenced to six months in prison for “seeking membership in Kurdish parties” and “propaganda against the establishment.”

It is worth noting that a court in Urmia, northwest Iran, under pressure from the Revolutionary Guards and intelligence authorities, issued death sentences and a total of 100 years in prison for seven Kurdish men.