According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Erfan Saedpanah, a civil activist from Sanandaj and a political science student at Kharazmi University in Tehran who was detained by security forces in Sanandaj, on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, was temporary released on bail.
On March 19th, 2018, Erfan Saedpanah, a 31-year-old student, along with several other civil activists, was arrested by security forces in Sanandaj.
The reason for the arrest of these people was to prevent Nowruz celebration in the Kurdish region.
Campaign earlier reported that ” Erfan Saedpanah’s family went to the Sanandaj Information Office to learn about their son situation and visit him, but they were told that no visit is allowed for him and he is going through interrogation.”
It was reported that this Kurd student, during the detention and completion of the interrogation process, was kept in Sanandaj central intelligence and detention center.
Nowruz’s celebration in the Kurdish regions is of great importance because of its historical background. Every year before or during the ceremony in Kurdish areas, security forces have arrested Kurdish civilians and civil activists and condemn them for security or political crimes.