The Intelligence Unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Intelligence Bureau of Orumieh, Maku, Baneh and Ravansar have summoned and threatened family members of families of four members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who were killed in clashes with Turkish army forces in the past few weeks to avoid organizing funeral ceremonies in the city mosques.

According to local sources, the families of of the killed PKK members have been forced to hold the funeral ceremonies at their own homes due to pressure and threat from security forces.

Iran has forbidden any funeral for the victims affiliated with the Kurdish parties whose families face pressure and threat from security agencies even when funeral ceremonies are being held at their own homes.

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) sources have identified these victims as “Khalegh Abdullahi from Siouache village of Baneh, Elnaz Saeedi from Orumiyeh, Saeed Moradi from Ravansar and Kubar Hajizadeh from Daim Qeshlagh village of Maku”.