The whereabouts and fate of Varisheh Moradi, a member of the East Kurdistan Free Women Society (KJAR) with the organisational code name of Jwana Sna, who was arrested by security forces in Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province, almost two months ago, remains unknown.

Moradi was beaten and arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence at the entrance to Sanandaj on 1 August, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

Over the past 55 days, the KJAR member’s family has made repeated visits to security institutions and the Sanandaj courthouse seeking information about her, but has received no response about her fate.

Following her arrest, Moradi was reportedly first taken to the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre in Sanandaj and then transferred to a security detention facility in Tehran.

KJAR issued a statement today saying that Moradi was in the region to “carry out political activities and organise women” in Kurdistan.

KJAR called on international human rights organisations to “take the necessary measures regarding the forced disappearance” of its member.