Iran: Sister of human rights activist is arrested

Parvaneh Hossein Panahi, elder sister of human rights activist Amjad Hossein Panahi, was arrested at home by plainclothes agents of the Department of Intelligence in Dehgolan (Iranian Kurdistan Province) on January 30, 2017.

The intelligence agents arrested Ms. Hossein Panahi in front of other members of the family. Subsequently, her husband was also arrested when he referred to the Intelligence Department to follow up on her case.