Sister Of Ramin Hossein Panahi Summoned, Interrogated In Sanandaj
The sister of Kurdish political prisoner Ramin Hossein Panahi who was executed in September 2018, was summoned by the Intelligence Department of Sanandaj and interrogated on April 29, 2019.
According to Human Rights in Iran, Parvaneh Hossein Panahi has been apparently summoned because she was trying to find out the place of burial of her brother. Agents of the Intelligence Department have threatened her to stop looking for the grave of her brother.
Parvaneh Hossein Panahi has already received a suspended sentence of five years in prison on charge of “propaganda against the State,” for giving interviews to the foreign media.
The 25-year-old daughter of Parvaneh Hossein Panahi, Nishtman, committed suicide on May 1, 2018, after an intense campaign of fear and intimidation launched against her family by the Intelligence Department of Sanandaj and upon learning of her uncle’s imminent execution.
She had been summoned to the offices of the Intelligence Ministry and the Revolutionary Guards in Sanandaj numerous times to cooperate with them against her own family.
They summoned her husband and pressured him to divorce Nishtman. But the couple refused to cooperate with the Department of Intelligence. Nishtman’s husband, Ahmad Hossein Panahi, is serving a five-year prison sentence.