Iranian security forces have detained at least two Kurdish civilians, Mosab Khedri and Mazhar Moradi, in the past few days in Javanrud, Kermanshah province.

The detained civilians have been taken to an undisclosed location.

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

Moradi and Khedri, an athlete and boxing coach, were arrested by security forces in Javanrud on January 14 and 15, respectively.

There is no information on the whereabouts of these civilians and the charges brought against them.

Names of 35 people confirmed by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) out of 40 civilians arrested are as follows:

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, Mosab Khedri, Mazhar Moradi.

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.

KHRN’s sources from Javanrud reported that the security forces had created an atmosphere of terror in the city. As a result, many young people left the town for fear of being arrested by the security forces overnight.