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.