Hetaw Akrami, a relative of the slain Kurdish protester Mehran Akrami, violently arrested by Iranian Authorities

31 May 2024 17:58

Hengaw: Friday, May 31, 2024

The security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran arrested a Kurdish individual from Takab, a resident of  Bukan, named Hataw Akrami in Bukan with intimidation and resorting to violence. They later transferred her to an undisclosed location. She is Mehran Akrami’s cousin, one of the detainees of the Women, Life, Freedom movement, who died under torture.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on the evening of Thursday, 30 May 2024, Hataw Akrami, a 42-year-old Kurdish individual from Takab, was arrested in the village of "Ingijeh" in Bukan during a raid of the IRGC intelligence forces on her parents' home. She is also the manager of a sewing workshop in Bukan city.

An informed source close to Akrami's family states that nearly 20 members of the IRGC intelligence stormed the house of her parents in Bukan and violently arrested her. 

Also, after her arrest, the IRGC forces searched and inspected her parents' house.

Hataw Akrami is Mehran Akrami’s cousin, who died under torture. Mehran was arrested in Saqqez during the Women, Life, Freedom movement in November 2022, and died on Tuesday, March 13, 2023, under the torture of Iranian Intelligence officers in Saqqez.

So far, there is no information available about the location and conditions of Hataw Akrami's detention as well as the charges against her.

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