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Iran: Kurdistan Human Rights Organization speaker arrested

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Ejlal Qavami

Islamic Republic security forces arrested Ejlal Qavamai, spokesman for Kurdistan Human Rights Organization yesterday. Kordaneh website reports that his arrest appears to be connected with his interview with the media regarding the general public strike yesterday in Kurdish cities of Iran.

Yesterday a number of Kurdish cities closed down all business and activity in protest to the sudden execution of five political prisoners in Tehran.

Farzad Kamangar, Ali Heydarian, Farhad Vakili and Shirin Alam Holi are four Iranian Kurds that were executed on Sunday along with Mehdi Eslamian in Iran.

Ejlal Qavami had also been arrested before and sentenced to imprisonment for his human rights activities.

The Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reports that the Family of Shirin Alam Holi is under pressure by Iranian security forces.

The security officers have reportedly impeded mourners from entering the Alam Holi home and forced mourning women out of their house.

The report adds that Alam Holi home is repeatedly raided and only Alam Holi's mother and father are allowed to stay there.

Shirin Alam Holi's mother, sister, uncle, nephew and grandfather have all been arrested and released on bail.

Iran's Kurdish regions on strike in protest to executions

In other reports the family of the other executed political prisoner, Farzad Kamangar, are being threatened with arrests as well.

Farzad Kamangar's attorney insists that the officials have no evidence to justify his hanging and Kamangar was executed before he was allowed a last visit with his attorney and kin, which is in violation of Iran's judicial laws.

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