Karim Pezeshki and Saeed Rashidi in Pre-trial Detention

Karim Pezeshki and Saeed Rashidi, residents of Baneh, Kurdistan Province, are still in pre-trial detention after more than eight months since their arrest.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Karim Pezeshki and Saeed Rashidi have been unlawfully kept in detention.

“They have been allowed to have a family visit and make phone calls. However, security and judicial authorities refuse to grant bail for a temporary release or an attorney,” an informed source told HRANA.

On November 11, 2021, security forces arrested nine people in Baneh, including Pezeshki and Rashidi. Intelligence agents used violence during the arrest, searched their houses and confiscated some of their personal belongings.