Iranian security forces detained Kurdish civilian Kazhwan Ghader-Marzi in Qorveh, Kurdistan province, on 25 January.

Security forces also arrested the civilian’s brother Mehrdad Ghader-Marzi in Qorveh on 2 January. He is currently being held at the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province.

At the time of Mehrdad Ghader-Marzi’s arrest, security agents confiscated the laptops and mobile phones of the civilian and other family members and the family’s car.

Over the past few weeks, security forces told the father that they would return the car once Kazhwan Ghader-Marzi introduced himself to the ministry.