Kurdish Nowruz Celebrations in Nay / A Number of Residents Arrested

In the last few days, Authorities were attempted to prevent celebrations from taking place and have Sieged the village of Nay and while arresting a number of residents of the village.

Authorities were attempted to prevent celebrations from taking place.

on Tuesday evening, March 20, 2018, while residents of the village prepared to celebrate Newroz ceremony, they faced a large presence of law enforcement and security forces in their village, and the forces were prevented from conducting the Nowruz ceremony.

on Tuesday evening, March 20, 2018, The security law enforcement in Marivan have prevented the residents of Nay village while residents of the village were preparing to celebrate Newroz ceremony.

Security forces fired tear gas to disperse the people. Due to the resistance of the youth of the village, there was a conflict between them for several hours.

On Wednesday, March 22, residents of the village of Nay were planned to hold the Newroz ceremony, but police and security forces continued to encircle the village and, by firing tear gas into the crowd, among them children, was prevented from holding the Newroz ceremony.

The security forces have also arrested at least seven residents of the village during the past few days, called Saman Amia, Mohammad Moradi, Hamid Tofighi, Salah Amiya, Mahmoud Ghorami, Zanko Arzhangi and Kasar Arzhangi.

Five of these detainees were released after interrogation from the Marivan intelligent Bureau detention centre, but two of them, Kasar Arzhangi and Salah Amia, were still detained.

Kurdish Newroz Celebrations in Nay : A Number of Residents Arrested

It should be noted that every year, on the eve of March 21, with the coming of spring Kurds light a Newroz fire, sing and dance. But the security forces every year, on the pretext of running political slogans and raising national Kurdish symbols from the people of these ceremonies Preventing the ceremony.

Also, a number of Kurdish political and civil activists have been arrested on charges of holding the Newrouz ceremony annually, and a judicial case has been made for them.

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