Security forces arrested civilian Farough Hosseini at his family home in Bukan, West Azerbaijan Province, on 26 January and took him to an undisclosed location.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that security forces raided Hosseini’s home in the morning, arrested him without a warrant and confiscated several personal items without specifying the charges.

Hossein is the son of Seyyed Ahmad Hosseini, the Imam of the Aboubakr Sedigh Mosque and an employee of the State Welfare Organisation.

There is no information on the charges against the civilian or where he is being held.