The famous Kurdish archeologist was arrested by intelligence forces of Kermanshah

12:26 - 25 January 2019


Hengaw: Iran's intelligence forces were arrested a famous Kurdish archaeologist who recently played a key role in discovering thousands-years-old remnants of Kurdish civilization, a monitoring group reported.

Naser Aminikhah from Kermanshah was arrested after Iran's intelligence forces raided his home in Kermanshah this week.

The Iranian forces have reportedly confiscated the personal belongings of Aminikhah, including his personal computer and mobile phone.

Aminikhah is a part of the team, that working with Danish and German archaeologists around Kermanshah who discovered the remnants of civilizations from the Parthian Empire over 7,000 years ago.

He has several publications about the Kurdish ancient civilizations in academic journals.

Aminikhah’s fate remains unknown three days after his arrest, with his family, kept uninformed about his place of detention.