ERBIL— For using the words Kurdistan and Peshmerga in his song, a Kurdish singer was arrested three weeks ago by the intelligence service in Iran's Northern Khorasan province.
Kurdish human rights organization, Hengaw, reported on Monday that the intelligence agents stormed in Mahdi Pakmehr's house in Bojnurd city and arrested him.
The source said Pakmehr's family have been denied interview with their son.
The song that led to Pakmehr's arrest is dubbed "Long Live Kurdistan" and its verse values the unity of Kurds, hoisting Kurdistan flag and defeating foes.
Nearly two million Kurds reside in Razawi Khorasan and Northern Khorasan provinces in northwest Iran. They are descendants of thousands of Kurds who were forced to relocate by the Safavid Empire in 1610 from northeastern parts of Iran.
The community has preserved their culture and language and recently their efforts to establish a distinct political and cultural identity have been intensified.