Iranian security forces arrested Kurdish civilians Khalil Amini, Eskandar Bardarez and Shahram Alikhani in Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province, on 24 January and transferred them to an undisclosed location.

Despite the follow-ups of their families, neither the court nor the security agencies in Mahabad have given any information on their whereabouts.

Bardarez was previously arrested in 2014 over his political activities.