Detentions of Kurdish Civilians Archives - KHRN

January 19, 2023

Security forces detain 10 Kurdish civilians in Iran’s Piranshahr

Iranian security forces arrested ten Kurdish civilians in Piranshahr, West Azerbaijan province, on 18 January, transferring them to an undisclosed location. The names of the detained civilians are Mobin Hosseinzadeh, Fakhraddin Omidfar, Ghader Omidfar, Vafa Rasouli-Azar, Taha Rasoulian, Ahmad Abdollahpour, Shaho Abdollahpour, Mohsen Ghaderi, Sina Dashmir and Ghader Mohammadpour. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that dozens of security officers raided the family homes of...

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October 31, 2022

Iran protests: Security forces arrest at least 57 Kurdish civilians, activists

The security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have detained dozens of Kurdish civilians and activists during the ongoing public protests in the past few days in the provinces of Kurdistan, West Azerbaijan, Kermanshah and Ilam. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has so far been able to confirm and record the arrest of 57 people over the past five days in the cities...

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April 11, 2022

Security forces arrest two brothers in Iran’s Baneh

Iranian security forces have arrested two brothers named Ramin Rishi and Rebin Rishi in Baneh, Kurdistan province, at their workplace on 9 April. They took the brothers to an undisclosed location. Security forces refused to show an arrest warrant while detaining the two Kurdish civilians.

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April 4, 2022

Security forces arrest 5 civilians in Iran’s northwestern Piranshahr

Iranian security forces have detained at least five civilians, including a child younger than 18 years of age, in the Karkhaneh-ye Qand village of Piranshahr, in Iran's northwestern West Azerbaijan province, on 3 April. The civilians were transferred to the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in Piranshahr. The identities of these detainees are Parisa Sepahi, 17 years old from Mahabad in West Azerbaijan province;...

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February 17, 2022

Orumiyeh: Detained Kurdish civilian ends her hunger strike

Kurdish civilian Golaleh Moradi, who had gone on a hunger strike in the prison of Orumiyeh in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azerbaijan to protest against the uncertainty in her case, ended her strike on 16 February. Moradi, who has been in pre-trial detention for the past ten months, went on a hunger strike on 14 February. She ended her hunger strike on the third day...

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February 15, 2022

Detained Kurdish civilian goes on hunger strike in Iran’s Orumiyeh

Kurdish civilian Golaleh Moradi has gone on a hunger strike in the prison of Orumiyeh, in Iran's northwestern province of West Azerbaijan, on 14 February. Moradi, who has been in pre-trial detention for the past ten months, has begun her strike to protest against the uncertainty in her case. On 14 February, she delivered a letter to prison authorities, announcing her indefinite hunger strike. For the past...

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January 4, 2022

Security forces arrest three Kurdish civilians in Iran’s Naqadeh

Iranian security forces have detained today three Kurdish civilians in Naqadeh, West Azerbaijan province. The civilians named Chko Ghalandari, Hossein Khaliani, and Ahad Mowloudi have been taken to an undisclosed location after being detained. Security forces also searched their houses after arresting them. Earlier, on 19 December, security forces also arrested two other civilians named Farzin Abdollahzadeh and Sarhang Alizadeh, from the Kuik village of Naqadeh. So far,...

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December 6, 2021

Iran’s IRGC intelligence forces arrest Kurdish boy in Oshnavieh

Iran's Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) detained a Kurdish teenager, 16, named Shahram Mangour in Kani Rash village of Oshnavieh in West Azerbaijan province on 1 December. The reason for the teenager's detention and his whereabouts remain unknown. According to statistics compiled by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), security forces detained at least 42 people in November, including two children, a...

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October 19, 2021

Fate of detained Kurdish civilian unknown after a week

The fate of the detained Kurdish civilian Sharif Khabat, who was arrested a week ago in Baneh in Kurdistan province, remains unknown. On 12 October, security forces arrested Khabat and took him to an undisclosed location. Previously, security forces had also detained the civilian on 23 August 2020. He was then released on a bail of 100 million Iranian Tomans – nearly 4,000 USD – after 20...

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