Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has obtained information that Faranak Jashmidi, a member of the Green Society of Kurdistan who was arrested on July 29 by forces affiliated with the Sanandaj Intelligence Office, is still being held in custody.

During this period, she was transferred to the Detention Center of the Ministry of Intelligence for interrogation during the day and returned to the Sanandaj Correctional Center (Women’s Prison) at night.

The environmental activist was reportedly arrested on the charges of “propaganda against the state” and “acting against national security.”

Security forces affiliated with the Ministry of Intelligence arrested Faranak Jamshidi at her family home in Sanandaj. Jamshidi’s family say that plainclothes agents searched the house and took some of her personal belongings, such as a computer and cell phone on June 28, 2020.

Earlier in the fall of 2018, Faranak Jamshidi was summoned several times by security agencies during a large-scale mass arrest of environmental activists and members of the Kurdistan branch of the National Unity Party. She was interrogated about her activities and those of her husband “Armin Esperlos”, who was in custody at the time.