Gharib Sharifzadeh Arrested by Security Forces in Saqqez in Kurdistan Province

On Saturday, September 18, Gharib Sharifzadeh was arrested by security forces in Saqqez in Kurdistan Province.

According to the HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Center of Democracy and Human Rights in Kurdistan, Sharifzadeh was taken to an unknown location following the arrest.

The report states that Mr. Sharifzadeh is from Saqqez in Kurdistan Province.  Sharifzadeh is said to have been arrested without a warrant and was beaten at the time of the arrest.

Mr. Sharifzadeh has a history of arrest and conviction and was sentenced to two years in prison for “collaborating with an opposition party” in 2017, which he endured in Saqqez Prison.

As of this writing, no information is available on the reasons for his detention, the charges against him, or his whereabouts.

Ali Allah Veisi Still Detained in Unknown Location One Month after Being Arrested Without a Court Order

Ali Allah Veisi, a citizen from Sanandaj, is still in detention one month after being arrested by security forces without a court order.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, Allah Veisi was arrested in the Sanandaj bazaar in Kurdistan Province on May 8 and then taken to an unknown location.

“So far, Allah Veisi’s family has been unsuccessful in finding information about the detainee’s condition,” an informed source said, per the report. “Mr. Allah Veisi has been deprived of having a lawyer and family visits during his detention.”

As of this writing, the reasons for the arrest and the charges against Allah Veisi are unknown.