Security forces have recently arrested at least six Kurdish civilians in Bukan, Tehran, Oshnavieh, Sardasht, Piranshahr and Ilam, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

Hataw Akrami, a Kurdish woman, was arrested by security forces on 30 May in the village of Yengijeh in Bukan, West Azerbaijan Province, and taken to an undisclosed location.

Akrami, who had been living in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in recent years, had returned to Bukan to attend the wedding of her child.

Her arrest, which was carried out without a warrant and with the use of force, included a search of her family home.

On the same day, security forces also arrested civilian Osman Galawezhi without a warrant in Piranshahr, West Azerbaijan Province, and took him to an undisclosed location.

On 31 May, security forces raided the home of Kurdish civilian Hamid-Reza Arvaneh in Ilam, Ilam Province, and arrested him without a warrant.

Arvaneh’s arrest reportedly followed a post on his personal Instagram page about the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

Additionally, on 2 June, security forces raided the family home of Kurdish civilian Matin (Zanyar) Mehdizadeh in the village of Zemeh in Oshnavieh, West Azerbaijan Province, and arrested him without a warrant.

On the same day, agents of the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) raided the home of Adel Haji Khelani, from the village of Si Sar in Rabat, West Azerbaijan Province, and arrested him.

Security forces broke doors and windows during the raid before arresting Khelani, the KHRN has learned.

Meanwhile, it has been eight days since security forces arrested Houshmand Moradi, from Takab, West Azerbaijan Province, who lives in Tehran, with no information yet available on his fate.

Moradi was previously arrested twice during the Women, Life, Freedom uprising in Tehran and Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province, where he was subjected to severe torture.

He was arrested for the third time on 25 May after security forces raided his family home in Tehran without a judicial warrant and with the use of force.

There is currently no information on the charges against these individuals or their whereabouts.

According to statistics compiled by KHRN, security forces arrested at least 63 people in May, including a child, activists, imams, artists and a former political prisoner.