Iranian security forces today arrested Jina Mahsa Amini’s uncle Safa Aeli in Saqqez, Kurdistan Province and took him to an undisclosed location, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

Aeli was arrested without a court warrant at 13:00 local time as he was returning home when security forces raided his house.

During the search, the forces confiscated some of his personal belongings and identification documents belonging to his family members.

In recent weeks, the state security and judicial institutions have increased pressure on the families of the victims of the Woman, Life, Freedom uprising ahead of the anniversary of the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini by the government.

The families have been threatened not to publish any calls to organise events to mark the anniversary.

Some of the family members who have been summoned, threatened, or arrested in recent weeks in Quchan, Piranshahr, Karaj, Saqqez, and Mahabad are: Reza Babrnezhad, the brother of Mehdi Babrnezhad; Hassan Daroftadeh and Mardin Daroftadeh, the father and brother of Komar Daroftadeh; Mashallah Karami, the father of Mohammad Mehdi Karami; Sharmin Habibi, the wife of Fereydoun Mahmoudi; Abdollah Aboubakri, the father of Zanyar Aboubakri; and Shahrouz Hosseinpouri, the brother of Azad Hosseinpouri.

Security and judicial forces have also carried out widespread summonses and arrests of the families of the victims in other cities in Iran.