In March, at least 37 Kurdish citizens were detained by the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran on charges of political and civil activity, an increase of 19% compared to February.
According to human rights activists in Iranian Kurdistan, in March 2022, at least 37 Kurdish citizens were detained by the Iranian government’s security services on charges of political and civil activity.
According to the report, four citizens were arrested on charges of political activity and cooperation with Kurdish parties, 31 citizens on charges of participating in the Nowruz ceremony, one citizen on charges of civic activity, and one businessman.
Last month, at least six women activists and four teenagers under the age of 18 were arrested in Kurdistan by the security services of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and one of the detainees was arrested and transferred to prison to serve his sentence.
In February, 31 Kurdish political and civil activists were detained by Iranian security forces, and in January, 50 Kurdish political and civil activists were detained.
In 2021, at least 421 Kurdish cities and activists were arrested for political reasons by the security, law enforcement and judicial institutions of the Islamic Republic of Iran. 296 of them were civilians, 81 were activists, 10 were children, 8 were former political prisoners, 5 were former members of Kurdish opposition parties, and 8 were journalists, artists, and writers.
Of these, 44 were sent to prison to serve various sentences. At least 74 people were transferred to the detention centers of the Ministry of Intelligence and 30 to the detention centers of the Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Organization.
In 2021, the general courts and the Islamic Revolution in Kurdistan convicted at least 98 Kurdish citizens and activists on political charges.