The Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested seven labour and women’s rights activists in Baneh, Kurdistan province, on 26 April.

The names of these activists are Nishtiman Rahmati, Parvin Abdollahpour, Hassan Ezzati, Saeid Mohammadi, Omar Soleimani, Fateh Majidi, and Afshin Rahimi.

Reportedly, the IRGC forces also raided the homes of these civilians and confiscated some of their personal belongings.

Nishtiman Rahmati was released after several hours while the rest of the activists were transferred to the Shahramfar Detention Center of the Intelligence Organisation of the IRGC in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province.

In the past few years, security forces summoned and interrogated the labour and women’s rights activists Parvin Abdollahpour and Nishtman Rahmati, the member of the board of directors of the Baneh Construction Workers’ Union Hassan Ezzati, and labour activists and former political prisoners Saeid Mohammadi and Omar Soleimani, on several occasions.