Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan: Mr. Sohrab Karimi a Kurdish student activist was arrested last night on the eve of National Student Day.

He was arrested in his home by security forces in the city of “Ghorove” in the Iranian Kurdistan. According to reports Mr. Karimi’s neighbours tried to prevent the security forces from taking him away by gathering in front of his house, but they were not successful and he was eventually arrested and taken to an unknown location.

Mr. Karimi was arrested during the National Student Day in 2007 and spent 76 days in solitary confinement in Section 209 of the Evin prison before being released on a 150million Tooman bail. He was sentenced to two years of imprisonment and 74 lashes however his sentence was eventually converted to a fine.

Translation by: Sayeh Hassan

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