Kurdish media activist detained in Iran

Iranian state forces detained a Kurdish media activist named Mustafa Hamdi, the administrator of the Telegram group Porseman, in the city of Saqqez.

Mostafa Hamdi, a media activist and administrator of the Porseman Telegram group, was arrested by security forces in Saqqez, Kurdistan province, on 7 April and taken to an undisclosed location.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that the arrest took place without a judicial warrant being presented by the security forces.

The reason for Hamdi’s arrest and his current whereabouts remain unknown, KHRN said.

In August 2021, Hamdi was sentenced to two years in prison by the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Saqqez on charges of “propaganda against the state” and “insulting the founder and leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

The activist has been summoned and interrogated by the security authorities on several occasions in recent years.