Posted News: Sat, Sep 30th, 2017
News Code: 605

Iran arrests dozens of Kurds for supporting the referendum

MAF NEWS – Iranian Security forces in Kurdish cities of the country arrested dozens of people who supported the Iraqi Kurdistan’s Referendum.

According to the Center of Democracy and Human Rights in Kurdistan, the mass arrests took place in Iranian Kurdish cities of Bukan, Mahamad, Sanandaj, Kamiaran, Saqez, Ilam, and Mako.

Edris Qaderi, Sulaiman Biposh, Awat Sultani, Diako Pormustafa, Rahman Khosravi, Ghafur Nasiri, and Rahman Qaderi have been arrested in Bukan’s village of Haji Abad and Rahim Afshari in Qanzali village.

Runak Aqai who had been arrested in Mahabd due to dancing and carrying Kurdish flag is transferred to Urmia and is still in captivity.

Bakhtiar Khoshnaw was also arrested in Saqz.

At least two Kurds named Adib Shaikhkanloo and Ali Tohidast were arrested in Mako.

Faramarz Malekshahi who is a social activist was also captured in Ilam.

In Sanandaj at least four people named Arsalan Alimoradi, Abdulbaset Amini, Mozafar Salehnia, and Sina ZandSalimi were arrested.

Layeq Rahmani, Ali Waisi, Yaser Farajollahi anf Faraidun Karimi were also arrested in Kamiaran.

Some of the prisoners were released after they made a commitment to not participate in such activities, the place for other is still unknown.

Kurdish people in Iran stormed in streets and rallied in Support of the Iraqi Kurdistan’s referendum.

The Iraqi Kurdistan held an independence referendum on September 25 which was opposed by regional countries.Iran arrests dozens of Kurds for supporting the referendum.