On January 29, security forces arrested five citizens in Piranshahar City and transferred them to an unidentified location.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Center of Democracy and Human Rights in Kurdistan, Ali Omarpour and Faryad Shilan were violently arrested by security forces. In another security force operation, Ayob Hadisti and Rahman Khedmatgozar were arrested.
Kurdpa reported that on Saturday, another citizen identified as Morad Mame-Rash was arrested by security forces.
In all cases, the security forces did not show an arrest warrant.
The reason for these arrests, the arrestees’ whereabouts and the charges are still unknown at the time of writing.