Kurdish  citizen from Saqqez detained  for protesting against Iranian state TV

Kurdish citizen from Saqqez detained for protesting against Iranian state TV

15:58 - 22 January 2021


 Hengaw: A Kurdish  citizen from Saqqez district of Kurdistan Province in Iranian Kurdistan has been detained  by the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 According to a report received by Hengaw  Human Rights Organization, on Thursday, January 13, 2021, a Kurdish citizen  from Saqez, identified as "Ata (shamal) Rahmanzadeh", was detained  by the security services of the Islamic Republic of Iran and transferred to an unknown location.

 According to an informed source, Atta Rahmanzadeh was detained  after he  went to Halo Square in Saqqez wearing Kurdish clothes to protest against the Iranian state TV .

 In the past few days, a number of civil activists have issued a statement urging the public to come to the streets in kurdish clothes on February 26 to condemn  the Iranian state TV channel’s representer who insulted kurdish clothes . 

 This citizen was also sentenced to one year in prison in 2019  by first Branch of Iranian Islamic  Revolutionary Court in Saqqez  on charges of "propaganda against the regime" and "supporting the Independence referendum independence in Iraqi  Kurdistan Region” .