Kurdish civilians Jalil Ahmadi and Wrya Delangiz have gone on a hunger strike to protest against their “unlawful detention” in the Ministry of Intelligence’s detention facility in Marivan, Kurdistan province.
Security forces arrested Ahmadi on 2 October without a court order while beating him.
According to one of his relatives, the civilian held in the detention centre of the intelligence ministry in Marivan since his arrest is in critical condition as he was severely tortured by security interrogators.
The source said that a civilian who was recently released from this detention facility told his family that the security interrogators refused to transfer him to a medical centre. During this period only a trusted doctor of the ministry examined him a few times.
Ahmadi has been on a hunger strike since last week to protest against his “continued unlawful detention”, the source added.
Since his arrest, the civilian has been denied the right to have a lawyer and receive family visits.
Another source in Marivan reported that a civil rights activist named Wrya Delangiz, who is held in the detention centre of the intelligence ministry in the city, has also gone on a hunger strike.
The activist told his family in a short phone call that he had gone on a hunger strike since his arrest on 19 October.