A detained Kurdish civilian named Farshid Karimi, who was arrested by forces of the Ministry of Intelligence in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, about three weeks ago, continues to be held in the detention centre of the ministry.

In a short phone call a few days ago, Karimi confirmed that he was being held in the detention centre of the intelligence ministry in Sanandaj.

No information has been obtained about the charges against the Kurdish civilian.

He has been denied the right to an appointed lawyer as well as receiving family visits.