Labour activist Yashar Darulshafa, who had been sentenced to five and a half years in prison in 2010, was detained by the security forces and taken to an unknown location on 21 November, a source  the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

“About 20 security forces members raided on the house of a friend of Yashar Darulshafa and broke the door to arrest him. Darulshafa was detained despite his restricted movement ability,” a source told the KHRN.

Yashar Darulshafa, a PhD student and labour activist, was on conditional release since November 2016 after serving four-year and two-months in prison.

Darulshafa was arrested twice in 2010 and then released. He was eventually sentenced to seven years of imprisonment by the Branch 15 of the Iranian Revolutionary Court on charges of “participation in gatherings and action against national security” and “insulting the president.” The sentence was reduced to five and a half years in prison by the Court of Appeal.