Four detained Kurdish civilians named Javad Ayati, Hedi Nazemi, Peyman Mansouri and Fayegh Hosseinpour are still being held in the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan province.

Reportedly, the detainees are being pressured by interrogators to accept the accusations made against them.

The civilians who come from Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province, were arrested on 20 November in Mahabad.

Since their arrest, the civilians have been denied the right to legal counsel and receive family visits.

Officials at the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Mahabad have told the families of the detainees that they would remain in the detention centre until they made confessions.