The Ministry of Intelligence in Marivan, Kurdistan province, arrested a civil rights activist named Shadi Dargahi after summoning her on 21 July.

Also, the activist’s husband Iraj Rahimzadeh, who was arrested by security forces on 28 May, has been transferred to Marivan prison in the past few days after the end of his interrogation period at the detention centre of the intelligence ministry in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province.

Dargahi was transferred to the Juvenile Detention Centre of Sanandaj. She is taken to the detention centre of the intelligence ministry daily for interrogation and returned to prison at night.

After their arrests, the two civil rights activists were denied the right to have a lawyer and family visit.

In a brief phone call two weeks after his arrest, Rahimzadeh said he was being pressured by security interrogators to make forced confessions.

Security forces had previously arrested him on 18 February in Marivan. He was released on bail after several weeks of interrogation.

In 2019, branch one of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj sentenced him to three months and one day in prison on the charge of “propaganda against the state”.