Detained Kurdish civil rights activist Hanzaleh Hedayati was transferred to Fashafouyeh Prison in Tehran on 4 March after 69 days of detention in Ward 209 of Evin Prison in the city.

The activist is accused of “assembly and collusion to commit a crime against domestic security”.

Iranian security forces detained Hedayati in Tehran on 26 December 2022 without a court order and transferred him to Evin Prison.

He was kept for one day in a small cell with no light or windows and was then transferred to solitary confinement in Ward 209 of the prison.

The activist’s family were allowed to visit him a month after his arrest, but he has so far been denied the right to legal counsel.

Hedayati comes from Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, and is a PhD student in management at the Tehran University of Science and Research.