The number of arrested Kurdish students increased to five

Posted on: February 3rd, 2013

HRANA News Agency – In continuation of arresting the Kurdish student activists, Khaled Mohammadi, geography postgraduate student has arrested.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), quoted from Daneshjoonews website report, Khaled Mohammadi,  geography postgraduate student has been arrested and transferred to an unknown place last week.

Formerly four Kurdish student activists have arrested in Marivan and with Khaled Mohammadi’s detention the number of the detainees increased to five people.

The names of four Kurdish student activists who have arrested by security forces before Khaled Mohammadi and transferred to unknown place, are: Saman Mohammadi the student of Oroomiyeh university, Soran Daneshvar the of housing and urban development faculty of Kurdistan university, Davoud Ghasimi the bachelor student in sociology faculty of Tehran private university and Mohammad Kohnehpoushi the student of Oroomiyeh university.

These students arrested, their homes searched and their personal belongings such as their computers are confiscated by the security forces. Also there is no news about their current whereabout and situation.

Currently about 30 Iranian students are in prison and most of them have
been sentenced to longterm imprisonment.

Three Student Activists Arrested in Sanandaj

Posted on: September 16th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Over the past few days, three student activists, Mehdi Dohago, Milad Karimi and Soran Daneshvar, have been arrested by security agents in the city of Sanandaj.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), when three members of Democratic Union of Kurdish Students were summoned to the Intelligence Agency’s office in Sanandaj, they were arrested.There has been no news of them thus far.Mehdi Dohago is the secretary and Milad Karimi the deputy secretary of Democratic Union of Kurdish Students.Soran Daneshvar is responsible for the coordinating committee of the Union.

Previously, when Democratic Union of Kurdish Students was declared illegal, and the authorities shut down the Union, Mehdi Dohago was also detained, and other members were summoned to the Intelligence Agency’s office multiple times.

Democratic Union of Kurdish Students has issued a statement in relation to recent arrests.In part of the statement, the Union says, “Student organizations including the Union from the day it was established in 2004 have utilized rationality, tolerance and non-violent principles as their guiding values to independently pursuit activism within the framework of the constitution.The government’s policies towards such student organizations and the Union prove the nature of a totalitarian system aiming to purge all thoughts, voices and religious and linguistic diversity into one unit.Meanwhile, imposing heavy consequences on dissent in the society is the means by which the government is striving to reach its unattainable goals in Kurdistan.”

Last week during an orchestrated effort to increase pressure on civil and trade organizations in Kurdistan, eight member of Teachers’ Union were arrested on charges of acting against the national security, the membership in Teachers’ Union of Kurdistan and defending the families of those executed and political prisoners.The activists were later released because of the pressure exerted by teachers who attended gatherings to protest against these arrests.