Saturday, March 12, 2016 11:06:46 AM
Three Kurdish civil rights activists, Pooya Hussein Panahi, Pooya Moghadam and Arman Hussein Panahi, were arrested by Intelligence Service officials on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
Officials detained Pooya Moghadam and Arman Hussein Panahi in Gharechay rural District of Dehgolan County, Kurdistan Human Rights Defenders said. Pooya Hussein Panahi was arrested at his workplace in Saadat Abad Avenue, BCR Group has learned.
Previously, Salman Hussein Panahi was reportedly arrested by officials in Sanandaj city on Thursday, February 11, 2016. There is not any information about his situation since the arrest.
In this regard, Intelligence Service agents of Ahwaz city arrested several Arab's rights activists in the past days. According to human rights activists from Ahwaz, officials detained two residents of Akhar-E-Asfalt (Abareh) District on March 7, 2016. Reza Halafi, 29, married and has two kids, was arrested along with Seyed Vassam Mousavi, 27, at night due to their peaceful religious activities, their relatives declared.
In addition, a Sunni convert citizen Jasem Ka'ab was arrested in a raid at his house on March 8, 2016. Officials allegedly transferred him to an unknown location in the dark, eye witnesses said. Another religious activist Bagher Gholami (Na'ami) was detained by officials at 1:00 AM on March 6, 2016.
In the past weeks, several Arab young citizens, included Sami Hamidavi and Sabzi (Neysi), were arrested during a meeting, human rights activists reported.
Iranian Sunnis also suffer serious discrimination and human rights activists are concerned that the Sunni Muslims in Iran live in fear as state-sponsored persecution ramps up.
Today in Iran, many citizens especially marginalized ones (Arabs, Baluch, Kurds) are faced horrible risk in theirs life such as poverty, unemployment or inaccessibility of health services and medicines, educational facilities and arbitrary arrest.
Many Baluchs and Arabs have not even a shelter for their children; we see thousands of Tents and Ruined Houses in the Iran's border regions.
According to the news, Jalil Mohammadi, a labor activist, was detained in a raid by Iran's security forces in a raid on March 7, 2016. Officials detained him in an attack at his house in Sanandaj city and transferred him to an unknown location.
Furthermore, officials seized his personal belongings such as a computer, cell phone, books, CDs and memory card, rights groups said.
The arrest happened on the eve of International Women's Day; he was frequently detained on the vague charges, BCR Group has learned.
There is not any information about his situation since the arrest.
By: Kaveh Taheri