HRANA News Agency – Iran’s Intelligence Agency in the city of Kamyaran, Kurdistan Province, has increased pressure on the family of Karim Rahmani and threatened his father repeatedly. Karim (Rebin) Rahmani is a Kurdish human rights activist who was forced to flee Iran after he was released from prison.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), security agents in Kamyaran have summoned Karim Rahmani’s father to the Intelligence Agency several times and have interrogated and pressured him about his son’s political activities.
On November 19, 2006, Karim Rahmani was arrested in Kermanshah and charged with acting against national security because of his political and social activities. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison and locked up in solitary confinement multiple times during this time. Karim Rahmani endured physical and psychological torture while he was behind bars, and once released, he escaped Iran fearing for his life.