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Wife of Slain Kurdish Protester Arrested in Iran

August 22, 2023
1 min read
Habibi has been accused of "propaganda activity" against the Islamic Republic and "inciting public unrest" through online platforms
Habibi has been accused of "propaganda activity" against the Islamic Republic and "inciting public unrest" through online platforms

Iranian authorities have arrested Shermin Habibi, the wife of a Kurdish demonstrator who was killed during the Islamic Republic's forces' crackdown on protesters last year, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network reported Tuesday. 

Habibi was detained on August 22 in the northwestern city of Saqqez. 

Security forces also raided on Monday the home of the mother of Fereydoun Mahmoudi — who was killed during protests in Saqqez, a Kurdish city, last year.

Three men and one woman were involved in the Monday raid. The agents told Mahmoudi's mother that they were looking for her daughter-in-law, Shermin Habibi, who has now been arrested.

Habibi has been accused of "propaganda activity" against the Islamic Republic and "inciting public unrest" through online platforms. 

She has previously spoken about the pressures that security forces have put on her family since her husband Fereydoun's death. 

Amnesty International has condemned the Iranian government's treatment of the families of protest victims, calling it a "campaign of intimidation" in a report on August 21.

The report documented the cases of 36 victims' families from 10 provinces across the country who have been subjected to human rights violations in recent months. 

They include families of 33 individuals who were killed by the security forces during the protests; families of two individuals who were arbitrarily executed in connection with the protests; and family of one torture survivor who committed suicide upon release from detention.

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