Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that at least 10 Sunni civilians and activists have been detained by security forces in the city of Sanandaj during the month of Ramadan.
An informed source in Sanandaj told KHRN that “at least 10 civilians and religious activists, who were studying religious lessons at the Ibrahim Khalilullah Mosque Dar Al-Oloom School in the Kani Kozaleh area of Sanandaj, were detained by security forces since the beginning of Ramadan .”
The Dar Al-Oloom School of the Ibrahim Khalilullah Mosque, under the direction of Mamosta Hossein Alimoradi, has been operating for about seven years with the aim of teaching religious lessons to Sunni civilians.
According to the source, at the beginning of Ramadan, security forces summoned Mamosta Hossein Alimoradi and his son, Mohammad Sahib Alimoradi, to the Intelligence Office. “Hossein Alimoradi was released after several hours of interrogation, but Mohammad Sahib was arrested and transferred to the intelligence detention centre.”, the source said.
A number of other students of this school were arrested after security forces raided their family homes and took them to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centres in Sanandaj. These arrests have often been reportedly accompanied by violence and beatings.Eight of these detainees have been identified as Fouad Zarei, Salahuddin Khedri, the head of the school’s poor affairs, Mamousta Mohammad Sahib Alimoradi, Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, Peyman Iranpanah, Mohammad Ali Iranpanah and Reza Talivar from Qeshm.
According to KHRN, Salahuddin Khedri was released on a bail of 200 million Tomans on May 23, 2020, but there is no news on the fate of the other detainees.