Iranian security forces today arrested Sharmin Habibi, the spouse of Fereydoun Mahmoudi, one of the victims of the Woman, Life, Freedom uprising in Saqqez, Kurdistan Province.

Following her arrest as part of the recent crackdown on Kurdish civilians and activists, security forces took Habibi to an undisclosed location.

On 21 August, security forces attempted to arrest Habibi at the home of Fereydoun Mahmoudi’s mother in Saqqez, but failed as they could not find her there, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

The authorities had previously announced that a warrant had been issued for her arrest on charges of “propaganda against the state and disturbing public order” on various social media platforms.

She was ordered to appear at Branch Two of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Saqqez on 22 August.

Today, Habibi was arrested by security forces in Saqqez and taken to an undisclosed location.

Fereydoun Mahmoudi, a 33-year-old civilian from Saqqez, was shot dead by Iranian anti-riot forces on the 19 September 2022 during anti-government protests in the city.