Environment Activists Archives - KHRN

May 6, 2019

Iranian Intelligence Bureau Filming the Confessions of Detained Kurdish Activists in Kamyaran

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): On Wednesday evening, Apr 24, 2019 security forces transferred a number of Kurdish environmental activists and Kurdish members of the National Unity Party from the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj to Kamyaran and filmed them for a television documentary. "Following a clash between the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and the gunmen of one of the Kurdish opposition...

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March 13, 2019

Latest Status of Environmental Activists and Members of Kurdistan Branch of the National Unity Party: Seven Released, Fourteen Still Detained

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Over the past few days, seven Kurdish activists- who were arrested in Kamyaran, Sanandaj and Marivan- were temporarily released on bail. Meanwhile, 14 other activists are still held at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj. Jamal Asadi spent one day in prison while Iraj Rahimzadeh, Pouria Ahmadi and Zakaria Naqshbandi served 15 days. Shaho Faraji spent 20 days...

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March 11, 2019

An Environmental Activist Arrested in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Jamal Asadi, an environmental activist and member of the climbing group called "Chalchemah", was arrested on Tuesday, March 05. He was telephone summoned to the Ministry of Intelligence and transferred to Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj. There is still no news about the fate and whereabouts of this activist despite the consistent enquiries made by his family for...

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February 26, 2019

Families of Recent Detainees Gathered in front of IRGC Building in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Families of recently arrested activists of Sanandaj, Kamyaran and Marivan held a protest gathering in front of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) building in Sanandaj on Saturday morning February 24 and called for the immediate release of these people. “This gathering was led by a group of women from the families of the detainees. The crowd demanded the authorities...

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February 21, 2019

Two Kurdish Environmental Activists Arrested in Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Following further arrests of Kurdish environmental activists in recent days, two other environmental activists, Zakaria Naqshbandi and Iraj Rahimzadeh, were detained by security forces in Sanandaj and Marivan. According to reports received by KHRN, security guards arrested Zakaria Naqshbandi a member of the Kurdistan's Green Population Association in Sanandaj at his workplace on February 17. The agents subsequently searched the...

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January 7, 2019

More Kurdish Activists Prosecuted in Kamyaran

Following the recent arrest of Environmental activists in Kamyaran, another Kurdish activist, Amanj Ghorbani was arrested at his workplace, the Department of Environment. So far, 8 people have been detained in Kamyaran. Farhad Mohammadi, a lawyer, Fazel Qiatassi, Reza Asadi and Hadi Kamangar, secretary and members of the Kurdistan branch of the National Unity Party respectively, were each detained on January 01 and 02. Isa...

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January 5, 2019

The office of the Association of Environmental Protection in ‘Welat’ of Bukan was evacuated by the Municipality & Police forces

The Iranian police and municipality officers forced closure of the office of the Association of Environment Protection in 'Welat' of Bukan at municipality mall. Various news sources had reported the pressure of the city's governor to close the afore-mentioned office and stop the activities of this environmental association. "On the afternoon of January 02, at 3 pm, the municipality and law enforcement agents attacked the...

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November 26, 2018

Three Detained Activists Released on Bail in Sanandaj

Voria Khosravi and Sahar Kazemi, two environmental activists who were detained earlier by security forces in Sanandaj, were temporarily released on bail in order to attend the funeral of their parents. Mahvash Amiri, the mother of Sahar Kazemi, was also released from the Intelligence Ministry’s Detention Facility in the city of Sanandaj after an order for prohibition of prosecution was issued for her. Kurdistan Human...

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November 7, 2018

Continued Detention of Environmental Activists in Sanandaj and Marivan

Five environmental activists, called Arman Ghafouri, Sahar Kazemi, Kaveh Babamoradi,Varia Khosravi and Shawgar Golabi who were arrested by security forces in the cities of Sanandaj and Marivan, are still detained by the Ministry of Intelligence and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) but their fate is unknown. An environmental activist, in Sanandaj, who wished to stay anonymous for security reasons, has told Kurdistan Human Rights...

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