Five Kurdish civil rights activists were arrested, detained and interrogated by the Ministry of Intelligence at the weekend

 Five Kurdish civil rights activists were arrested, detained and interrogated by the Ministry of Intelligence at the weekend.

dana lanjabad01Iran Human Rights,

January 25, 2014

Dana Lanjabadi, Haiman Biglar, Arash Mowloodi, Soran Daneshvar and Aso Falahati were arrested in the town of Marivawn by security guards, according to local sources.

Dana Lanjabadi, a student activist and member of the Green Chia Association, was arrested on Saturday, January 25th, at 5:30pm, while walking along the Imam Hossein Square, in the Marivawn town center. Following his arrest, guards and agents searched his parents’ home, where he lives. The guards told the Lanjabadi family that they should contact the public relations department of the Ministry of Intelligence for any news on their son.

Dana Lanjabadi is a student at the Payawm’eh Noor University in the city of Sanandadj, and is an environmental activist.

Also on Saturday, civil rights activists Haiman Biglar and Arash Mowloodi were summoned to the Ministry of Intelligence in Marivawn and held for several hours. Both Biglari and Mowloodi are students at Marivawn’s branch of Payawm’eh Noor University and are also environmental activists.

On Sunday, January 27th, Soran Daneshvar, and Aso Falahati, two other student activists from Marivan were summoned to the office of intelligence and surveillance by telephone for questioning. He was released after few hours later.

According to the local sources, in the past few days, many civil rights activists have been under pressure or arrested and taken to the the office of intelligence in Marivan. Iran Human Rights was told by the close friends of these activists that they were summoned for questioning in relation to their participation in a peaceful protest against death penalty.

About Kurdish American Committee for Democracy and Human Rights in Iran(kacdhri)

Kurdish American Committee for Democracy and Human Rights in Iran On November 2005 a group of Kurdish-Americans decided to organize a committee to work on Kurdish issues in Iran and to build a relationship among Iranian opposition groups toward democracy in Iran. The following points clarified a need for organizing and helping the Iranian political parties to come together and to start coordinating their efforts We considered that: 1. Iran is not a homogeneous ethnic society and formidable Iranian opposition parties are aligned with separate ethnic groups. 2. Persians are a minority who has been the dominating power since the end of WWI and all other minority groups have revolted at some point during the 20th century and continue to do so in this century. 3.Kurdish struggle for human rights and self-determination is the longest and most mature democratic national movement in Iran, the only one to have developed a constitution for a democratic society (The Republic of Kurdistan, Mahabad 1947). 4. We considered that any political opposition to the Islamic regime without the involvement of Turkmans, Baluoch, Azeri, Kurd and Arab groups would fail. 5. Almost all Persian nationalist parties have vowed to side with the Islamic regime to “fight” minority groups and democracy. Based on the above ideas and considerations, Kurdish Americans from Iran organized a Committee for Democracy on December 2005. “Kurdish American Committee for democracy in Iran” had a sense of obligation to take an active role in organizing the Iranian opposition groups by:

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