A Sunni Activist Arrested In Bukan

A Sunni Activist Arrested In Bukan

Published by on January 26, 2016

111115-10-27-01659img_1960HRANA News Agency – Seyed Kaweh Seyedzadeh has been arrested in Bukan by the security forces and was taken to an unknown location.

The Bukani citizen, was arrested on Wednesday, 16th January, and after 8 days he has not been able to contact and his family are unaware of his whereabouts and charges.

A family member of Mr. Seyedzadeh said that he has been arrested associated with Sunni religious activities.

Kaweh Seyedzadeh, 29, married, already had a history of detention for 9 months on similar charges.


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