Jakan Baran's brother summoned and threatened by Iranian authorities

10 June 2024 21:04

Hengaw: Monday, June 10, 2024

Hassan Bagheri, the brother of Hossein Bagheri (known as Jakan Baran), was summoned to the Ilam court, where he faced interrogation and threats. This action occurs amid ongoing uncertainty about his brother's whereabouts. Hossein Bagheri, a colleague at Hengaw, is potentially a victim of enforced disappearance by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on Sunday, June 9, 2024, 41-year-old Hassan Bagheri was summoned to the Ilam court. Following three hours of interrogation and a detailed explanation of the charge of "action against national security," he was temporarily released on bail.

A source close to the Bagheri family reported that Hassan Bagheri received a warning from the Ilam court regarding any efforts to investigate his brother’s situation or to leave the country for that purpose.

The whereabouts of Hossein Bagheri, also known as "Jakan Baran," a Kurdish poet, civil and political activist, and colleague of Hengaw, have remained unknown for three months. It is suspected that he has fallen victim to the enforced disappearance policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

It is noteworthy that Hassan Bagheri, along with his sister Fariba Bagheri, was arrested by Iranian security forces on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, during the "Woman, Life, Freedom" (Jin, Jiyan, Azadi) movement.

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