Iranian security forces detained at least eight civilians during the public protests held in Darreh Shahr, Ilam province, in the past few days.

The names of the protesters are Hossein Adib, Reza Nazarpour, Payam Rezaei, Peyman Rezaei, Zabi Gholizadeh, Reza Ghassemi, Farzad Asadi and Rasoul Kiani.

So far, there is no information about the fate of the detained protesters.

On 19 October, a group of civilians held a protest rally for the first time in Darreh Shahr. A wave of arrests of civilians by the security forces followed the protests.

More than 2,000 protesters arrested in Kurdish cities

Nationwide protests broke out in Iran after a 22-year-old Kurdish woman named Mahsa (Zhina) Amini died on 16 September after she was hospitalised following her arrest and torture by the morality police in Tehran.

Amini was arrested on 13 September for allegedly violating hijab rules and was beaten by the morality police on the way to a detention facility.

According to statistics compiled by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), since the beginning of the protests, more than 2,000 Kurdish civilians have been arrested by the security forces in the provinces of Ilam, Kermanshah, Kurdistan, and West Azerbaijan.