Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Eastern Kurdistan (Iran): Kurdish Artist Muxtar Hushmend was arrested

Monday, 24 May 2010

Meriwan- Eastern Kurdistan: According to HRAI report, the Kurdish artist and human right activist Mr. Muxtar Hushmend was arrested on Sunday 23 May in his house in Meriwan.

Mr Hushmend was arrested by Iranian Intelligent Agents and has been taken to an unknown place. They had threatened to arrest him after the general strike staged all over Eastern Kurdistan on Thursday 13th May in protest to the execution of five Kurds in 9th May.

It should be pointed out that the Iranian Intelligent Agents who arrested him conducted an investigation into his house and confiscated his computer as well as his personal belongings. They also threatened his family not to inform the Media about his arrest.