Civil rights activists Shadi Dargahi and Iraj Rahimzadeh continue to be held in the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, without the right to have a lawyer or receive family visits.
Security forces arrested Rahimzadeh on 28 May and took him to the detention centre of the intelligence ministry in Sanandaj.
During this period, he was once taken from the detention centre to the quarantine ward of the Marivan prison, in Kurdistan province, for a period of one week and was returned to the detention centre for interrogation.
Dargahi, Rahimzadeh’s wife, was on 21 July after being summoned to the office of the intelligence ministry in Marivan. She was then transferred to the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in Sanandaj.
She is taken to the detention centre of the intelligence ministry daily for interrogation and returned to prison at night.
In a brief phone call two weeks after his arrest, Rahimzadeh said he was being pressured by security interrogators to make forced confessions.
Security forces had previously arrested him on 18 February in Marivan. He was released on bail after several weeks of interrogation.
In 2019, branch one of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj sentenced him to three months and one day in prison on the charge of “propaganda against the state”.