Iran: Kurdish woman arrested in Mahabad

Five residents of Mahabad, western Iran, including a Kurdish woman, were arrested by security forces on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The woman was identified as Kobra Khalandi. The activists were arrested for participation in a gathering in support of Baneh residents who are protesting the arbitrary killing and shooting deaths of Kurdish porters by security forces.

A number of Kurdish citizens have been arrested over the past few days by security forces in Baneh, Sanandaj, Kermanshah and Mahabad in protest rallies against the arbitrary killing of porters.