Arrest and Uncertainty Surrounding the Status of Mobin Sheikhepour, a Kurdish Child

07 May 2024 15:14

Hengaw; Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Mobin Sheikhepour, a Kurdish child from Mahabad, was summoned to the Urmia Intelligence Department and subsequently arrested by the security forces of this agency. His detention stems from his participation in Nawroz celebrations.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 16-year-old Mobin Sheikhepour, hailing from the village of "Qomqaleh" near Mahabad, was arrested after being summoned to the Urmia Intelligence Department.

Informed sources indicate that this marked the second occasion within a month that Mobin had been summoned to the intelligence office. During his initial visit to the Mahabad Intelligence Department, he reportedly faced physical assault by security forces. His latest summons and subsequent arrest were related to his involvement in Nawroz celebration events in Kurdistan.

At present, information regarding Mobin's status and whereabouts remains elusive, and despite efforts by the family to obtain updates, their inquiries have yielded no results.

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