Komala member shot and detained by Iran – denied medical access

On June 23, one of our members, Ramin Hossein Panahi, was shot by Iranian soldiers in Sanandaj, Iran, after which he was arrested. He has been held captive since. After his arrest, family members of Ramin were imprisoned in Sanandaj prison. They have been released, but his family members are denied visitation rights and are even denied to leave their house. They also won’t receive any information regarding the medical status of Ramin or where he is being held captive.

Ramin was supposed to meet with Iranians to inform them about human rights issues but was shot and arrested and then transported to Tehran, the capital city. We, Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan, fear for his life. Iran often denies medical access to prisoners and does not abide by international standards. Therefore, we kindly request the international community to help us to pressure the Iranian government to inform his family of his whereabouts, grant him his right to a lawyer, and to abide by international standards regarding prisoners. Ramin is severely injured and in need of medical care immediately.

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