Kurdish musician threatened by the Iranian intelligence

On Sunday, January 6, Ali Abedi, a Kurdish musician from Saqez city, Rojhilat, was summoned by the Iranian intelligence and was interrogated for several hours.

According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), Ali Abedi, an artist and songwriter, was interrogated for several hours after a phone call from the headquarters of the Saqez Information Office.

The KHRN further said that in September, after the general strike in Kurdistan in protest against the execution of political prisoners and the IRGC’s missile attack on the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan-Iran in Koya (South Kurdistan), he was summoned and threatened.

According to the KHRN, the security interrogators provided clips with epic poems by the artist, and similar songs he teaches at the music school as an excuse and threatened to shut down his school and arrest him.

Abedi said in an interview with Rojan Weekly in May: "For 40 years, the rule of the Islamic Republic of Iran, apart from the ban on artistic activities, has deprived him of all the rights of a citizen in the economic, social and cultural spheres."