The arrest warrant of Khabat Mafakheri, a member of the Green Society of Kurdistan who was arrested by the Sanandaj Intelligence Service on September 26, has been extended for the fifth time in recent days, an informed source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

This environmental activist is still being interrogated at the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre in Sanandaj and he has only had a short contact of a few minutes with his family three times during this period.

Mafakheri was beaten and arrested on September 26 at his family home by security forces affiliated with the Sanandaj Intelligence Office. The security forces searched his family home and confiscated a number of his personal belongings in addition to a number of personal and mobile belongings of his family members.