Five citizens in the names of Rafiq Pezeshki, Behzad Pezeshki, Karim Pezeshki, Saeed Rashidi and Jamal Morouti from Baneh are still in prison in Iran in Sanandaj.
It should be noted that these five citizens were arrested on November 11, 2021 without a court order by the Iranian security forces and transferred to the Iranian prison in Sanandaj on February 14 this year following the completion of the interrogation process.
It is noteworthy that the arrest of these citizens was accompanied by beatings, and Iranian security forces searched their homes, confiscated a number of their personal belongings, including laptops, cameras, mobile phones, and a number of books.
According to the report, Iran’s intelligence service has opposed the temporary release of the five citizens on bail.
No information is available on the charges against them at this time.
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.