Kurdish civil rights activist Azimeh Nasseri has been transferred today, from the detention centre of the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Orumiyeh to the quarantine ward of the city prison, after a month in detention.

Separately, Nahid Kamangar, a student of Kurdish language and literature at the University of Kurdistan in Sanandaj, is still held in the women’s ward of the Juvenile Detention Centre of Sanandaj.

Sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that Azimeh Nasseri was charged with “acting against national security” by “collaborating with a Kurdish opposition party”.

Reportedly, officials in the Intelligence Organisation of the IRGC threatened and tortured her during a month of interrogation to obtain forced confessions.

Also, the IRGC had previously detained the Kurdish activist in Mahabad, on 9 January, during the mass arrests of Kurdish activists. Later, on 7 March, she was released on bail pending trial.

Moreover, Nahid Kamangar, the Kurdish political prisoner Hossein Kamangar’s daughter, has been held in temporary detention for the past 51 days with a temporary arrest warrant.

On 6 July, the Ministry of Intelligence in Kamyaran, Kurdistan province, summoned Kamangar and sent her to solitary confinement in the women’s ward of the Juvenile Detention Centre of Sanandaj.

During this period, security interrogators pressured her to make a forced confession against her father.

The student’s father, Hossein Kamangar, was sentenced in March 2021 to 15 years in prison on “armed insurrection” charges through “membership in the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK)”.

On 10 August, Nahid Kamangar was transferred to the women’s public ward and is still being held there in uncertainty regarding her situation.