Iranian security forces raided several houses in Javanrud, Kermanshah province in western Iran, on 10 January, arresting at least four civilians, including a teenager.

The names of the detained civilians are Kamal Zaheri, Parsa Afsharnia, Pedram Ghafouri and Moeib Hosseini, a 15-year-old boy.

The Ministry of Intelligence and the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have detained at least 33 civilians in Javanrud since the 40th day of commemorating the victims of the recent anti-government protests in the city on 31 December 2022.

The names of these 33 people are, Mani Nouri, 17, Mahan Babaei, 14, Hesam Mohammadi-Tabar, Arsalan Nazari, Ramsin Rahimi, 16, Farzad Majidi, Osameh Yousefi, Farhad Manouchehri, Sasan Bahrami, Mikaeil Veysi, Yahya Moradi, Navid Moradi, Payam Sedighi, Keyvan Sarchami, Sadegh Mostafaei, Alan Veysi, 16, Bardia Azizi, Yasser Hedayati, Edris Badiei, Shahin Moradi, Yahya Abdi, Edris Fathi, Fereydoun Ahmadi, Ershad Mohammadi, Aso Yari, Zana Sahragard, Meysam Fathi, Barzan Emami, Sahand Aghaei, Kamal Zaheri, Parsa Afsharnia, Pedram Ghafouri and Moeib Hosseini, 15.

So far, Yasser Hedayati, Payam Sedighi, Ramsin Rahimi and Alan Veysi have been released on bail, but there is no information on the fates of the other detainees.

Sources of the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) from Javanrud reported that the security forces had created an atmosphere of terror in the city, and as a result, many young people left the city for fear of being arrested by the security forces overnight.