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Soma Pourmohammadi

HRD, Board Member
Nozhin Socio-cultural Association

Soma Pourmohammadi is woman human rights defender and a graduate of sociology from Kurdistan university in Sanandaj. She started her socio-cultural activities in 2009 through teaching Kurdish language in different associations. She has been engaged with the Nozhin socio-cultural association since 2013, from 2013-2017 as the director and from 2021- 2023 as member of the board of directors.

Human rights defenders and journalists are arrested, detained and prosecuted in unfair trials. HRDs continue to receive death threats and are subjected to harassment, arbitrary arrest and detention. They are refused bail or receive extreme bail conditions. HRDs are additionally subjected to systematic surveillance and their family members are targeted. Journalists have been subjected to flogging for criticising the government.