Iran: Kurdish Translator and Poet Aziz Naseri Detained

According to the Kurdish news sources, there is no information as to the reason for his arrest but social activists state that his arrest comes after the recent arrests of Kurdish cultural, literature and art activists.

Previously, Mokhtar Houshmand and Behzad Kurdestani, two Kurdish social and art activists, had been detained by the Marivan security forces.

Aziz Naseri, a Kurdish poet and a translator, had written poems and translated several other Kurdish poems to Persian in addition to being a school teacher.

In the recent months, several cultural activists in Sanandaj and Saghez have been arrested.

8 September, 2010

Rahana

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