Detention of a Kurdish citizen in Saqez

On Thursday, January 21st, a Kurdish citizen named "Ata (Shamal) Rahmanzadeh" from Saqez was arrested by security forces.

The citizen was wearing the Kurdish custom in  Saqez's "Hello" Square to protest the insult of the Iranian government Radio and Television to Kurdish clothes. He was detained without any court order.

This citizen was transferred to an unknown location after his arrest.

No information is available on the fate of this Saqez citizen.

This Kurdish citizen was sentenced to one year in prison by the First Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Saqez in January 17, 2019 on charges of "propaganda against the regime" and was acquitted of "disturbing public order."

Following the Kurdish citizen's protest against the sentence, the sentence was commuted to three months' imprisonment in the Sanandaj Court of Appeals.

Atta Rahmanzadeh was transferred to Saqez Central Prison on Thursday, January 17, 2019 to serve his sentence.

This citizen was arrested by security forces on September 26, 2017,  after participating in rallies in support of the referendum on the independence of Kurdistan, and was transferred to the Saqez Intelligence Detention Center.

After a month of detention, he was temporarily released from Saqez Central Prison on a 70 million Toman bail.