Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to disclose the fate of Kurdish dissident Edris Feqhi, whom the rights organisation’s urgent appeal statement said had been “forcibly disappeared” since July 2021 and was “at risk of torture and other ill-treatment”. 

Feqhi had been arrested after he was injured following armed clashes between Iranian government forces and Iranian Kurdish armed opposition group Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK).

He was initially reported dead in Iranian state media but sources inside the country and eyewitnesses later revealed that he had been detained after the armed confrontation. 

An Iranian official had verbally confirmed to his family that he was held in detention.

The Amnesty International statement included a letter template for petitioners to urge his release.

Click here to see Amnesty International’s statement and the template letter for petitioners.

Information KHRN had provided on the case was highlighted in the Amnesty International statement.  

Previous reports carried by KHRN website had focussed on concerns about the condition of the detainee inside prison and how his mother was interrogated by the Iranian intelligence agency, as well as a protest his family had held to demand information on his whereabouts.

See the following links to the KHRN reports on the case: