Behrouz Chamanara, former head of the Kurdistan Studies Institute and assistant professor of the Department of Kurdish Language and Literature at Kurdistan University, was arrested in Sanandaj on 25 November.

Forces of the Ministry of Intelligence kidnapped Chamanara on his way to his house in Sanandaj.

So far, there is no information about his condition and whereabouts.

The professor, who had recently been under intense pressure from the security forces due to the sit-ins and protests of students and faculty members at Kurdistan University, did not leave the university.

But on 25 November, following an invitation to the Kurdistan Governorate to talk about the ongoing protests at Kurdistan University, he was kidnapped by security forces on his way back home.

Chamanara comes from Ilam and has been living in Sanandaj.