Wrisha Moradi, a member of the East Kurdistan Free Women Society (KJAR) with the organisational code name of Jwana Sna, remains in limbo after more than six months in Tehran’s Evin Prison.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that an indictment was issued against Moradi in recent weeks, accusing her of “acting against national security” through her alleged affiliation with the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK). The case has been referred to Branch 15 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran, presided over by Judge Salavati.

Moradi was arrested on 1 August 2023 at the entrance to Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province, and taken to the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre in the city, where she was subjected to physical and psychological torture for about two weeks in order to extract forced “confessions”.

After initial interrogations, she was first transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison in mid-August and then, after four months, to the women’s ward of the prison on 26 December 2023.

On 8 November 2023, the Bitawan website, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Intelligence, reported that Moradi and two others had been arrested by its forces.

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

On 26 September 2023, KJAR issued a statement 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 enforced disappearance” of its member.