Kurdish civilians and activists Abdollah Rahnavard, Hossein Saed-Mucheshi, Hamed Amini, and Rashad Parvizi, who were arrested by security forces in February, remain detained in detention facilities in Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province.

Since their arrest, these individuals have been denied access to legal representation and family visits.

Rahnavard, a civilian from Marivan, Kurdistan Province, was arrested on 10 February by the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Marivan and taken to the agency’s Shahramfar detention facility in Sanandaj.

Similarly, on 13 February, the IRGC Security Service arrested Saed-Mucheshi, whose two children are members of a Kurdish opposition party, at his family home and took him to Shahramfar detention centre.

Amini, another Kurdish civilian, whose brother was a member of a Kurdish opposition party and was killed in a clash with Turkish forces a few years ago, was arrested by security forces in the village of Lenjabad in Marivan and taken to the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre in Sanandaj.

Additionally, Parvizi, a member of the Nozhin Socio-Cultural Association, was arrested by security forces in Kamyaran, Kurdistan Province, on 17 February and taken to the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre in Sanandaj for interrogation.

According to statistics compiled by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), at least 29 Kurdish civilians and activists have been detained on political and religious grounds in the provinces of Kurdistan, Kermanshah and West Azerbaijan over the past month. The majority of those detained remain in detention or prison, and the fate of some is unknown. At least six of the detained civilians have been sent to prison to serve sentences.