After the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) re-broadcasted the forced confessions of four detained members of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan, named Pezhman Fatehi, Mohsen Mazloum, Mohammad Faramarzi and Vafa Azarbar, and accusing them of “espionage”, the concern of their families, human rights organisations and public opinion regarding their fates has increased.

On 5 December, IRIB aired the forced confessions of the four detainees for the second time.

It said that the Komala members were detained in Isfahan, central Iran, for their alleged ties with “spying agencies”.

Previously, on 23 July, news agencies affiliated with the government, including Nour News, said that these people had entered Iran months ago under the guidance of “the head of Mossad through the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.”

The agency said that these people had identified one of the country’s sensitive centres in Isfahan and were planning to blow it up. However, added the agency, “They were detained in one of the most complex operations carried out by Iran’s intelligence apparatus both domestically and abroad”.

Fatehi, Mazloum, Faramarzi and Azarbar were detained on 20 July 2022.

On 3 August, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) reported that these Komala members were sent to Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan province, to carry out an organisational mission, and were arrested by the forces of the Ministry of Intelligence and Hamzeh Seyyed al-Shohada camp.

“Contrary to the claims of the Ministry of Intelligence, these people were sent to Orumiyeh only to carry out organisational and political work and did not have any weapons with them”, a family member of one of the detainees had said in an interview with the KHRN.

According to the source, the families of these individuals who reside in Kamyaran, Sanandaj, Dehgolan, and Mahabad have gone to Orumiyeh many times and asked about the situation of their children. But, so far, the court and the security institutions have not given them any answer.

The security agencies of the Islamic Republic of Iran have repeated fictitious scenarios by attempting to link the detained Komala members to Israel’s Mossad, raising concerns about their fate.

The families of the detainees, in a letter addressed to Javaid Rehman, the UN Special Reporter on Human Rights in Iran, the UN Fact-Finding Committee on the Suppression of Iran’s Protests, Amnesty International, public opinion and human rights organisations to take necessary measures to save the lives of the four people.