Crimes Against Kurds

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Crimes Against Kurds

 
Sunday 18th April, 2021.

After a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Osman Haji Hosseini was killed in Piranshahr district of West Azerbaijan ( Urmia) province , Iranian security forces arrested a Kurdish woman "Galaleh Moradi", 47-year-old, and her two children "Matin Bazazi", 16 years old, and "Taher Bazazi", 21 years old. Golaleh Moradi was transferred to the women's ward of Urmia Central Prison after her arrest and is scheduled to be transferred to the detention center of the Urmia Intelligence Office in the coming days. There is no news about the fate of Matin Bazazi and Tahir Bazazi, who is also the son-in-law of Osman Haji Hosseini. The Zagros Eagles took responsibility for killing him.


Friday 2nd April, 2021.

15 Kurdish Kolbars and Local tradesmen known as “ Kasibkar” were killed and wounded on the borders of Iranian Kurdistan in March 2021. 3 Kolbars lost their lives and 12 were injured. It is worth mentioning that one of the Kolbars who lost his life was beaten and tortured by the Turkish Armed Forces. Most of the victims were from the provinces of Kurdistan (Sanandaj) and Kermanshah, each with 6 cases and all the 3 casualties, were from West Azerbaijan (Urmia) province. A further 23 Kurdish citizens have been arrested by the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran over the past month on charges of political and civil activities.


Wednesday 31st March, 2021.

The number of Kurdish citizens arrested for participating in Newroz celebrations increases in Baneh. With the identification of another destined citizen in Baneh district of Kurdistan province, the number of detainees in this city has reached 5, and it is likely to increase. The identities of these five detainees are as follows; Hawgin Ghaderi, 30-year-old, Parviz Ghaderi, 26-year-old, Rebwar Ghaderi, 34-year-old, Behrooz Ghaderi, 30-year-old and Jalil Khodaei, 24-year-old.


Saturday 13th March, 2021.

13 Kurdish citizens from Marivan sentenced to prison and flogging for participating in protests against Turkish military attacks on Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). 13 citizens from Marivan sentenced to 6 months inprisonment and 30 lashes are identified as: Fouad Yousefi, Afshin Rahmani, Kamal Kohnehpoushi, Seyed Omid Sajjadi, Shahab Zamani, Mobin Naderi, Tariq Rostami, Diako Taba, Hemmat Karimi, Seyed Omid Haghparast, Ali Yaghoubi and Mohammad Naderi.


Monday 1st March, 2021.

At least 16 Kurdish Kolbars and Local tradesmen known as “ Kasibkar” were killed and injured on the borders of Iranian Kurdistan during February 2021. According to the Hengaw Human Rights Organization report, 7 Kolbars and tradesmen lost their lives and 6 were injured. The highest number of victims was in Kurdistan Province (Sanandaj), where 6 Kolbars were killed and injured. A further 22 Kurdish citizens were arrested by the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran on charges of political, civil and ideological activities.


Friday 26th February, 2021.

Iranian Intelligence Office in Piranshahr handed over the corpses of 2 Kurdish brothers, Abdullah Naderi, 36, and Osman Naderi, 26, who were driving a civilian car when killed by Iranian security forces on Shinabad - Zidan road, to their families yesterday. Their graves were filled with concrete by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards immediately after their burial.


Saturday 6th February, 2021.

At least 115 Kurdish citizens have been detained by Iranian security forces in the past month on charges of political, civil and ideological activities, with an average of 4 arrests per day, an unprecedented figure in recent years. According to the report, 102 citizens weredetained on charges of political activity and cooperation with Kurdish political parties, 9 citizens on charges of civil activities and 4 citizens on charges of ideological and religious activities. At least 9 women, 4 university students, 2 teachers and 3 media activists were among those detained.


Monday 1st February, 2021.

According to statistics recorded by Statistics and Documentation Data Center of Hengaw Human Rights Organization, at least 15 Kolbars and local Kurdish tradesmen (Kasibkars) were killed and wounded in borders areas of Iranian Kurdistan during January 2021, 47% of whom were killed and wounded by direct fire from the Iranian Armed Forces. According to this report, 7 Kolbars and tradesmen lost their lives and 8 were wounded, 2 of them who lost their lives were under 18 years old.


Sunday 24th January, 2021.

A Kurdish political asylum seeker with the identity of Saleh Namani was arrested by Swiss police and transferred to an unknown location for deportation to Iran. Saleh Namani is from Piranshahr and left Iranian Kurdistan about 6 years ago due to pressure from Iranian intelligence and went to Switzerland as a refugee. Saleh Namani is a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and h asylum application was declined twice in the last six years. According to the asylum laws, he must be deported to his country of origin.


Thursday 21st January, 2021.

A group of Kolbars from the village of Kuran in the border heights near the village of Drishk in Turkish Kurdistan encountered an avalanche on their way and so far there is no information over the fate of 5 of them named Euphrates Khodaei, Olayi Khodaei, Belen Ahmadi, Yavar Aslani and Matin Aslani. The source also reported the negligence of the Iranian government officials in the area to help the people to rescue the Kolbars while the Turkish border guards were shooting towards the popular volunteers who had gone to rescue the Kolbars from the avalanche.


Thursday 31st December, 2020.

According to statistics recorded by the Statistics and Documentation Data Center of Hengaw Human Rights Organization, during 2020, at least 59 Kurdish citizens were executed and more than 500 were arrested, 153 of whom were tried and sentenced to death, imprisonment and flogging. During this period, 238 Kolbars and local tradesmen , as well as 30 civilians were killed and injured, 40 civilians were killed and wounded by landmine explosions and 22 prisoners died in Iranian prisons.


Tuesday 21st December, 2020.

In an interview with the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), a source familiar with Hossein Kamangar's case announced the issuance of a 15 billion Toman bail for his release. The heavy bail was issued by the Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj while this Kurdish activist was kept in prison with no decision about his case since being arrested on December 6, 2018.


Wednesday 1st December, 2020.

According to statistics recorded by the Statistics and Documentation Data Center of Hengaw Human Rights Organization, at least 20 Kolbars and tradesmen were killed and wounded on the borders of Iranian Kurdistan during November 2020. 80% of whom were killed and wounded by direct shootings from the Iranian Armed Forces. According to this report, 6 Kolbars and tradesmen lost their lives and 14 kolbars were injured, which have increased up to 25% compared to last month.


Monday 16th November, 2020.

As the anniversary of November 2019 uprising in Iran, many streets in Kermanshah have witnessed a large presence of military and security forces. An informed source from Kermanshah also told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network that he witnessed the arrest of a number of civilians in Azadi Square (Terminal) in Kermanshah.


Thursday 5th November, 2020.

Based on the registered statistics of Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, during October 2020 at least the executions of 7 citizens have been carried out in the prisons of Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province, Aligoudarz, Lorestan Province, and Urmia, West Azerbaijan Province.

At least 37 Kurdish citizens were arrested by security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran due to political, civil and ideological activities. Four of the arrested citizens were women and one of them was under 18 years of age.


Monday 2nd November, 2020.

During October 2020, at least 15 Kolbars and tradesmen got killed or injured in the border regions of Kurdistan. 87% of these cases happened due to direct shots by Iranian and Turkish armed border guards. Four Kolbars and tradesmen got killed and at least eleven Kolbars got injured. Most of the victims are from Kurdistan and West Azerbaijan Province. During the past month 6 cases were reported in each province. One of these Kolbars got killed and his brother got injured due to Turkish armed forces shooting them.


Thursday 22nd October, 2020.

A Kurdish border porter (known as a Kolbar) named Omid Shams was killed during a shooting by Iranian border guards in the border areas of Chaldoran in West Azerbaijan Province. After transferring the body of this Kurdish civilian to Mako Forensic Medicine, his family had to pay two million tomans for the bullet used by the guard’s to kill him, for the release of his body.


Friday 2nd October, 2020.

According to the statistics gathered by Hengaw Human Rights Organization, during September 2020, at least 26 Kolbars and tradesmen were killed or injured in Kurdistan border regions, 81 percent of which happened due to being directly shot at by Iranian and Turkish armed forces.


Thursday 1st October, 2020.

Based on the registered statistics of Hengaw Human