ERBIL — A group of armed men attacked the residence of the family of an Iranian Kurdish women’s rights activists who recently revealed several controversial cases of violence against women in Sardasht, a monitoring group said on Thursday.
Naska Afkhami, 29, who is currently residing in Switzerland, caused public rage across the Iranian Kurdistan after revealing some names who were said to be responsible for several cases of sexual assault and harassment in Sardasht.
Hengaw Organization said the assailants had thrown hand grenades into the residence of Afkhami’s family, causing panic and material damage.
No one has so far been arrested over the case and the family, including elderlies, are now living in a state of uncertainty and fear, according to local sources.
Sardasht is a Kurdish town in the West Azarbaijan province, northwest of Iran, near the border with the Kurdistan Region.