Two Kurdish activists Iman (Hassan) Abdi and Afshin Mam Ahmadi have been transferred from the detention centre of the Intelligence Organisation of the IRGC in Orumiyeh to the city prison on 16 February, sourced told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

Abdi and Mam Ahmadi were arrested by the agents of the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Orumiyeh on 9 January, the day the recent mass arrests of Kurdish activists started. The two activists were taken to the detention centres of this security institution in Al-Mahdi base in Orumiyeh.

Reportedly, the temporary detention order of these two Kurdish activists was issued by Interrogation Branch 6 of the Orumiyeh Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office, and the interrogator objected to the request of their families for their release on bail.

Sources say Iman Abdi, Afshin Mam Ahmadi, Sirwan Nouri, and Soran Hosseinzadeh are currently being held in the quarantine ward of Orumiyeh Prison. Meanwhile, two other political prisoners, Hossein Gardeshi and Shapol Khezri, have been transferred to the ward for political prisoners on 13 February, after being taken to prison.

According to the KHRN’s sources in Orumiyeh, dozens of Kurdish civilians and activists are currently being held in two detention centres of the Intelligence Organisation of the IRGC in Orumiyeh – 7 Tir and 81 Ramazan detention centres in Al-Mahdi base.