Arrest of a cultural activist following Yarsan religion in Kermanshah

16:10 - 1 December 2019

 Kurdpa Agency: A cultural activist following Yarsan's religion has been arrested by the Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Agency in Kermanshah. 

 According to a report by the Kurdistan Press Agency on Wednesday, November 20th, Khalil Asadi Bozhani, a cultural activist based in Yarsan, was arrested by the IRGC without legal authorization in the Jafarabad neighborhood of Karmanshah.

 Intelligence forces raided the cultural activist's home and seized his personal stuff, cellphone and books after searching his home.

 Following the arrest of Khalil Asadi Bozhani, intelligence forces summoned his family and threatened them not to provide information about their son's arrest.

 During his detention of this cultural activist announced in a short phone call to his family that he had been detained by the IRGC and was in the detention center.

 Until the moment of publication of this news, there is no information available on the reasons for the arrest this cultural activist.