Kurdish activists Ashkan Fahim, Reza Andisheh, Rizgar Rahimian, and Mohammad Marivani, who were recently transferred from the detention centre of the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Orumiyeh to Mahabad Prison in West Azerbaijan Province, are still under temporary detention and in a state of uncertainty.

The four activists have been accused of “acting against national security” for their alleged membership of a Kurdish opposition party, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

The activists were arrested on 15 September in a violent raid on a house near Independence Square in Mahabad.

The operation, carried out by dozens of armed IRGC agents, involved the forced breaking of doors and windows.

During the arrest, the activists sustained injuries and bleeding as a result of physical assaults with rifle butts.

Following their arrest, these individuals were reportedly subjected to physical and psychological torture at the IRGC Intelligence Organisation’s detention centre located in the Al-Mahdi Garrison in Orumiyeh, with the aim of extracting forced confessions.

Andisheh was transferred to Mahabad Prison on 15 October, while Fahim, Rahimian, and Marivani were moved to the same prison in recent days.