EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN) : Khosrow Kurdpour arrested in the Kurdish city of Mahabad

March 9, 2013 in Human Rights, News – Khosrow Kurdpour, the editor of of Mukryan News Agency was arrested in the city of Mahabad, Kurdpa News Agency reported. The intelligence agents of the Islamist regime of Iran raided his house on Thursday, March 7th and arrested him.

His brother, Masoud Kurdpour, also journalist and human rights activist, confirmed his arrest and stated that the arrest was due to his long-time activism on the human rights reporting in the Kurdish areas of Iran. Khosrow has been a human rights campaigner for 12 years, and he had also been arrested back in 2001 in the city of Bokan on the same charges.