The wave of arrests of civil activists in Iranian Kurdistan continues.

 on Wednesday, January 20, five people were arrested in Bukan and one in Naghadeh.

About 50 people have been arrested by Iranian security forces in Iranian Kurdish cities since January 8.

Prisoner sentenced to amputation of fingers in Urmia “commits suicide”

A prisoner sentenced to amputation of four fingers of his right hand in Urmia prison “attempted suicide” by eating broken glass.

According to the HRANA news agency, the news organ of the Iranian Association of Human Rights Activists, the prisoner named Hadi Rostami “committed suicide by eating broken glass” and was taken to hospital, in protest of his continued detention in the safe ward of Urmia Prison. .

The condition of this prisoner after being transferred to the hospital has not been announced yet.

Sanandaj and Kurdish clothes

Kurdish women in Sanandaj took to the streets in traditional Kurdish clothing and protested on state television.

In recent days, a host of Iran’s two state-run television channels has ridiculed Kurdish clothing, prompting a backlash from Kurdish activists and citizens.

Amnesty International called for an international inquiry into the bloody crackdown in Iran

On the third anniversary of the January 2017 nationwide protests in Iran, Amnesty International issued a statement calling for the establishment of an independent international investigative mechanism to investigate the bloody repression in Iran and administer justice to dozens of protesters, including children killed by security forces.

In a new statement issued on Wednesday, the organization wrote that the security forces’ immunity from prosecution and punishment and the silence of the international community in the face of previous crackdowns on protests “made Iranian officials bolder to take action in the next nationwide protests in November 2019.” “Intensify the illegal use of force to kill and leave hundreds dead.”