Six Iranian-Kurdish civil activists have been arrested by Islamic Republic security forces in Kurdistan Province.

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reports that the six activists were arrested on Tuesday January 29 in Marivan, while several others were also summoned for questioning by that city’s Intelligence department.

The detainees have been identified as Khaled Ahmadi, Zana Moini, Saman Mahmoudi, Davoud Ghasimi and Mohammad Kohnehposhi.

Local sources have informed the Campaign that the detainees have been taken to an unknown location and their families have not been informed of the charges against them.

The homes of the detainees have been raided and their personal items, including computers and documents, have been confiscated by the authorities.

In the meantime, student activists Shaho Mahmoudi and Dana Lenjabadi were summoned to the Intelligence office for questioning.

In recent months, a number of activists who belong to the Democratic Student Union have been arrested. The union was established seven years ago by a number of Kurdish student activists, and many students have been banned from continuing their education because of their membership in this group.