ERBIL — The whereabouts of a Kurdish man, who was shot and detained in late June remain unknown, said the family on Monday. 

Rami Hossein Panahi was arrested on the 23rd of June this year and remains in custody of the Iranian intelligence agency to this day, however, the Iranian authorities refuse to reveal the man’s location and condition, Kurdistan24 reported. 

The family of the detained Kurdish man has urged several human rights organizations and the public to pressure the Iranian government into providing the political prisoner with medical treatment and a lawyer. 

Panahi was shot three times after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran shot dead three members of Komala, a Kurdish opposition group, and took an injured Panahi into custody. 

According to his family, Panahi was transported to a hospital in Sanandaj, but was then taken into custody half an hour later before receiving proper treatment. 

Amnesty International and other international human rights organizations have called on Iran to immediately reveal the fate and whereabouts of all Kurdish men who were detained after the raid. 

The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G) have also urged the government to release Panahi and provide him with medical attention and a lawyer.


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