Two Arrested in Saqqez and Transported to Unknown Location

Posted on: August 27th, 2018

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – The whereabouts of two people who were arrested in Saqqez about three weeks ago are still unknown.

Houshmand Alipour of Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province, and Mohammad Ostadghader of Saqqez, Kurdistan Province, stand accused of “membership in Kurdish opposition parties.” They were taken to an unknown location after their arrest by Intelligence forces on August 3, 2018.

Security forces reportedly opened fire on the detainees during the arrest, injuring Ostadghader.

Since their detainment, they have been denied communication with their families and access to a lawyer.