Two citizens were arrested by security forces and transferred to an unidentified location last Sunday. The arrests occurred in Naghadeh County, West Azerbaijan Province.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, Sarhang Alizadeh and Farzin Abdollahzadeh, both the residents of the village Kueek, were arrested for allegedly “collaborating with an opposition political party”. Reportedly, security agents did not show an arrest warrant.
The arrestee’s whereabouts are still unknown at the time of writing.
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.
On Thursday, September 9, following a call attributed to the Ministry of Intelligence, the family of Yasser Mangouri was informed of his death while he was being held in a detention center.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Mangouri had been arrested by security forces on July 17.
No information has been provided to the family about the details of the death or its date.
Mr. Mangouri is said to had been previously interrogated on charges of “collaborating with an opposition party”.
Yaser Mangouri, a native of Piranshahr in West Azerbaijan Province, was a married father of three. He was also a welding worker.
The security agency has so far refused to return the body of Mr. Mangouri to his family.