Iranian security forces have arrested civilians Khabat Dehdar, Ramyar Dehdar, and Azad Abbasi, in the cities of Sanandaj and Dehgolan in Kurdistan Province and taken them to undisclosed locations.

Khabat Dehdar and his brother Ramyar Dehdar were arrested today in Sanandaj without a warrant after security forces raided their home.

Khabat Dehdar, a former political prisoner and labour activist, was previously arrested in Sanandaj during the Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (Woman, Life, Freedom in Kurdish) uprising on 20 October 2022.

He was later released on bail from Sanandaj Central Prison on 29 October.

Also, on 18 September, Azad Abbasi, a civil rights activist from Dehgolan, was re-arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence for the second time in two weeks.

Azad Abbasi, along with his brother Sirous Abbasi, had been arrested on 9 September following a summons to the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Dehgolan and sent to the prison of Qorveh, Kurdistan Province.

Azad Abbasi was released on 16 September after a week’s detention.

According to statistics compiled by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), in the past two weeks alone, at least 130 Kurdish civilians and activists have been arrested by security forces in Marivan, Saqqez, Sanandaj, Divandarreh, Mahabad, Dehloran, Arak, Kamyaran, Qorveh, Javanrud, Kermanshah, Baneh, Bukan, and Oshnavieh.

Since 16 September alone, the first anniversary of Iran’s killing of Jina Mahsa Amini and the beginning of the Woman, Life, Freedom uprising, at least 35 Kurdish civilians and activists have been arrested by the security forces in different cities.