the number of detainees in Mahabad reached seven

the number of detainees in Mahabad reached seven

12:17 - 12 January 2021

 Hengaw: With the identification of another Kurdish citizen detained by the Iranian security forces  in Mahabad district of West Azerbaijan (Urmia) province in Iranian Kurdistan , the number of detainees in this city  has reached seven.

 According to a report received by Hengaw  Human Rights Organization, on Saturday, January 9, 2021, Iranian Intelligence forces in  Mahabad  detained at least seven Kurdish citizens, six of whom were identified by Hengaw.

 A well-informed source from Mahabad told Hengaw that on January 9, a 21-year-old Kurdish citizen identified as Soran Hosseinzadeh, a civil activist from Mahabad who also works as theater actor , was arrested by Iranian intelligence services.

 Earlier, in two separate reports released by Hengaw , six other citizens from Mahabad ideDarya Talabani, Shapul Khezri, Salar Rahavi, Afshin Mammadi, Sirvan Nouri and Iman Abdi were detained  by the Iranian intelligence forces in this city .

As of  preparation of this report , the reason or reasons for the arrest of these seven Kurdish citizens and the charges against them have not been clarified , and their families' efforts to find out their fate have been fruitless.