The wave of operations launched by Iranian authorities since 8 January targeting students and activists continues, reports Hawar Nes Agency.
The Kurdistan Human Rights Association (KMMK) announced that in just one week, the Iranian government arrested 32 civil activists, students and citizens and sent them in jail. According to KMMK, three woman activists named Ezîme Nasrî, Derya Talebanî and Esrîn Mihemed, who were detained on 9 January, have been sent to an Islamic Revolutionary Guard prison located in Urmia.
KMMK issued a condemnatory statement regarding the wave of arrests and detentions: “The Kurdistan Human Rights Association (KMMK) condemns the illegal detention of civil activists and students in Eastern Kurdistan by the Iranian government, calls this a violation of human rights and demands the immediate release of the detainees. These operations are completely unlawful and without any evidence base. Permission from court has not taken place.
“All these detainees have faced violence and have been transferred to unknown facilities, which has raised concerns amongst their family members. The Kurdistan Human Rights Association calls on the Kurdish community, the political parties as well as human rights organizations and civil society to take joint measures to demand the immediate release of the detainees. At the same time, it calls on the United Nations and international human rights organizations to pay more attention to human rights issues and to urge the Iranian government to release these detained citizens immediately”.