Arezoo Mostafaee, a 17-year-old poet and author from the Kurdish city of Mariwan was jailed and tortured by Iranian intelligence forces for attending a Kurdish TV program, Hengaw Human Rights Organization reported.
She was summoned on February 4 for attending a TV program in one of the Kurdish opposition groups’ channels, the organization said.
According to the report, Mostafaee was arrested after she was summoned to the intelligence office. She was freed three days later after she signed a commitment indicating that she no longer appears on such TV channels.
A relative of Mostafaee who talked on condition of anonymity said that “Arezoo was harassed, beaten and injured by interrogators while in custody. The signs of torture were clear on her face and hands.”
More than 100 Kurdish citizens across Iranian Kurdistan have been arrested since early January. Local activists urged the international community to break the silence in an online public campaign.