Iranian security forces arrested Kurdish civilian Nasser Rezaei on 21 May at the bus terminal of Ahvaz, Khuzestan province.

After his arrest, the civilian was taken to the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre in Dehloran, Ilam province.

He was transferred to the Dehloran court on 22 May with signs of torture on his body and returned to the detention centre after being charged, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

Rezaei comes from Sarabbagh in Abdanan, Ilam province.

In recent months, dozens of civilians were detained by security forces during the recent anti-government protests in Abdanan, Ilam province, and released on bail after weeks of interrogation.