Another Kurdish civilian, “Mohammad Khateri” from the village of “Shahini”, has been detained by security forces affiliated with the Intelligence Office following recent arrests of Kurdish activists in Kamyaran.
“This afternoon, Security forces in the Shahini village beat Mohammad Khateri who was working on the farm and arrested him in the presence of his family.”, a reliable source in Kamyaran has told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).
At least seven Kurdish activists have been detained in Kamyaran over the past two days. According to the news, security forces have resorted to violence during the arrests to create atmosphere fear among the people.
The arrests are said to have taken place when the commander-in-chief of the Islamic Republic Guards Corps (IRGC) traveled to Kermanshah province to visit the mountainous areas of Shaho and the newly constructed bases of the IRGC. According to eyewitnesses, hundreds of vehicles loaded with Basij troops (Mobilisation Resistance Force) and several groups of special “Saberin” units affiliated with IRGC have been deployed in the area since yesterday.
At least seven Kurdish activists and civilians have been detained by security forces in Kamyaran since yesterday. KHRN has previously published the name of the following detainees: Borhan Kamangar, Arman Qeitasi, Sirwan Moradi, Refiq Kaki, Behzad Kamangar and Amjad Saifi. Some of these detainees are members of the Kurdistan branch of the National Unity Party, two are members of the Coral Band while the rest of them are either civil activists or ordinary citizens.