At least ten Kurds have been arrested by security forces on unidentified charges in western Iran’s Kurdistan province, human rights monitors said on Thursday.
“The mass arrests were made by intelligence agents without a court order,” Paris-based Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) reported on Thursday.
According to the monitoring group citing local sources, “officers entered the house and searched and confiscated some personal belongings, using verbal and physical violence to detain at least 10 people.”
Confiscated belongings included laptops, cameras, mobile phones, and books, according to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA).
Hengaw organization for human rights claimed that the security forces were using cars from the Red Crescent, an international humanitarian organization.
Iran is highly criticized for its ill-treatments against minorities including the Kurds.