Another Kurdish Citizen Arrested in Paveh

HRANA News Agency – Following a wave of arrests in a small border town called Navsod [Kermanshah Province], on Saturday, May 14, 2011, another Kurdish citizen was detained by Iran’s Intelligence Agency in the city of Paveh.  Prior to this arrest, many Kurdish citizens from the city of Navsod were detained since they began protesting the killing of a young man in Navsod’s Moalam Square.  The young man who was the only child in his family has been identified as Pourmand Modahetnia.  He was killed on March 22, 2011.


According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Heshmat Rezai, Kurdish citizen from Navsod, was summoned last week by the Revolutionary Court in Paveh to face charges of disturbing the peace and public order.  On Saturday, May 14, 2011, Heshmat Rezai was detained by the intelligence agents and transferred to Kermanshah’s Diesel Abad prison.


It has been reported that the court in Paveh has summoned tens of citizens who protested against the killing of Pourmand Modahetnia.  When a military convoy was also dispatched to Navsod to arrest those summoned by the court, clashes occurred between people and the police.


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