Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Over the past few days, security forces affiliated with the Intelligence Ministry have attempted to arrest at least 15 Kurdish civilians in a massive operation by visiting the houses of several people from the village of “Heki” of “Tergawar” at Orumiyeh province.

According to reports received by KHRN some of these civilians fled after being informed about plans for widespread detention prior to the arrival of agents at their homes but a number of them were arrested.

One of the detainees, Shahin Galedari, is currently detained at the Orumiyeh Central Prison. He was arrested on Feb 28, 2019 and he was under interrogation for five days at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Orumiyeh. He has been accused of working with Kurdish opposition parties.