Pakhshan Azizi, a Kurdish former political prisoner and social work graduate from the University of Tehran, has been held in detention for three months with no information available on her current condition.

Azizi, who comes from Mahabad, West Azerbaijan Province, was arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence in Tehran on 4 August and transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison’, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

Since her arrest, Azizi has been denied access to her family and legal representation.

On 8 November, the Bitawan website, which is affiliated to the Ministry of Intelligence, reported that Azizi had been arrested along with Wrisha Moradi and Sirvan Mohammad-Rezaei.

While the website did not specify the date of their arrest, it described them as members of the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK).

Previously, the KHRN had reported the arrest of Wrisha Moradi, a member of the East Kurdistan Free Women Society (KJAR), by security forces in Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province, on 1 August.

Azizi was first arrested by security forces on 16 November 2009 during a gathering of Kurdish students at Tehran University to protest politically motivated executions in Kurdistan, and was released on bail after four months.

She had been living in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in recent years.