Statistical Report/ Arrest of 37 Kurdish Citizens in October 2020

Statistical Report/ Arrest of 37 Kurdish Citizens in October 2020

20:49 - 4 November 2020


Hengaw: During the past month at least 37 Kurdish citizens were arrested by security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran due to political, ideological and civil activities.

Based on the registered statistics of Hengaw Human Rights Organization, during October 2020, at least 37 Kurdish citizens were arrested by security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran due to political, civil and ideological activities. Four of the arrested citizens were women and one of them was under 18 years of age.

According to the registered data 24 citizens were arrested of political activities and cooperation with Kurdish parties, 2 citizens were arrested of civil activities, and 7 citizens were arrested of ideological and religious activities. 

One Kolbar was also arrested during this time and the reason of two other arrests was not clear.

Most of the arrested citizens are from Kurdistan Province with 20 cases. 13 arrests of Kurdish citizens were registered in West Azerbaijan Province. 3 kurdish citizens were arrested in Ilam Province and one in Kermanshah Province.