Over the past several years, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) intelligence interrogators threatened former political prisoners and their families as well as the unemployed youth group to force them into cooperation with this military-security institution.

“Orumiyeh intelligence bureau summoned and threatened former political prisoners and their families through two interrogators from the Military Institution in the city and villages around Orumiyeh to pressure them into cooperation with Intelligence bureau against Kurdish Parties.” An informed source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

According to this source, two interrogators from IRGC called Jafarzadeh and Seyed Ali, who had previously interrogated a number of executed political prisoners such as Habibollah Golparipour, Habib Afshari, Razgar Afshari, Reza Mammadi and Mohammad Abdollahi, were in charge of these interrogations.

“The interrogators initially seek to attract people by encouraging them to pay salaries and benefits, and if they do not agree, Kurdish youths will resort to threats, arrests and even rapes, and this will force a number of young people to corporations,” the source said.

Over the past few years, the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the cities of Orumiyeh, Sanandaj and Kermanshah has attracted a number of unemployed youth using such techniques. Some of these young people were raped during education and then forced them to go to Iraqi Kurdistan to carry out espionage and killing missions of Kurdish Opposition parties.” The source added.