Zhina Hassani-Moghaddam, a 16-year-old teenager, has been transferred from the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in Sanandaj to the Juvenile Detention Centre of the city.
Security forces had arrested Hassani-Moghaddam, who comes from Saqqez, Kurdistan province, on 18 June, accusing her of joining a Kurdish opposition party.
A source that spoke to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) said: “Zhina Hassani-Moghaddam, who had previously joined a Kurdish opposition party in the Kurdistan Region [of Iraq] and stayed in one of the party’s centres for several months, returned to Saqqez this year June after her family arranged it with security institutions. However, despite these arrangements and receiving the safe-conduct, she was detained by security forces a few days after returning to her family home.”
After her arrest, she was transferred to the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in Sanandaj. In the past few days, she was transferred to the quarantine ward of the Juvenile Detention Centre of Sanandaj with a temporary detention order, the source added.
According to statistics compiled by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), at least 10 former members of Kurdish opposition parties have been arrested and sentenced to long prison terms after returning to Iran, despite coordinating with security institutions and having received a safe-conduct.