Four Kurdish civilians, Javad Ayati, Hedi Nazemi, Peyman Mansouri and Fayegh Hosseinpour, have been transferred from the detention facility of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence in Orumiyeh to Mahabad Prison in the past few days.

The ministry’s security interrogators tortured the civilians to obtain forced confessions, Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

Reportedly, the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office of Mahabad refused to release the detainees on bail.

These civilians were arrested by the intelligence ministry in Mahabad on 20 November 2022.