Sanandaj: Arrest of Kurdish women's activist Verieshe Moradi by Security Forces

22:39 - 26 September 2023

Verieshe Moradi (known as Juana Sine), a Kurdish women's activist, was arrested by security forces near Sanandaj on Tuesday, August 1st, and her fate is currently unknown.

During her detention, this women's activist has been deprived of access to a lawyer, phone calls, and visits with her family.

So far, the efforts by Moradi's family to learn about her fate have been fruitless, causing great concern for them.

Verieshe Moradi was a member of the Free Women's Society of Eastern Kurdistan, and this women's organization, on Sepyember 26th, issued a statement addressed to the public, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, and international human rights organizations, stating that Verieshe Moradi had been present in Kurdistan for "engaging in political activities and organizing women."

The Free Women's Society of Eastern Kurdistan emphasized: "Given the disappearance of our young comrade Juana Sine by the forces of the Revolutionary Guards' Intelligence Organization and the Ministry of Intelligence, we hold the Islamic Republic of Iran responsible for the lives of our members."

Furthermore, this women's organization calls on the public, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, and human rights organizations to take necessary actions regarding the disappearance of Verieshe Moradi and the "scenarios created by security institutions" against her.