Femicide Archives - KHRN

March 18, 2024

Young woman, family members shot dead by husband in Kermanshah

Maryam Razmjou, a young woman, her mother and her brother, were fatally shot by her husband in Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, on 14 March. The husband was quickly arrested by the authorities a few hours after the shooting. Razmjou was a radio-oncology resident at Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. In a separate incident on 10 March, Ziba Sayyad, a 27-year-old woman from the village of Hasar-e Kani Spi...

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January 13, 2024

Special report: 23 women killed, dozens arrested, sentenced, fired from jobs

This report details cases of femicide, suspicious deaths of women, as well as the arrest and imprisonment of Kurdish women activists and their removal from their positions between 25 November 2022 and 25 November 2023. According to this report, at least 23 Kurdish women were murdered by male family members during this period. The deaths of three others were also reported as suspicious and linked...

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October 16, 2023

Young woman murdered by father in Piranshahr

Trouskeh Abdollahzadeh, a 21-year-old mother of two children, was murdered by her father in Piranshahr, West Azerbaijan Province, on 15 October. The young woman, who was forced to marry her cousin at the age of 13, was killed for allegedly "having telephone contact with a man". Her uncle, who is also her father-in-law, was also allegedly involved in the crime. Abdollahzadeh was killed by beating, strangulation and...

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October 6, 2023

Young woman killed by father, uncle in Sardasht

Shahin Ebrahimzadeh, a 21-year-old woman, was murdered by her father and uncle in the vicinity of the village of Gulan in Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province, on 5 October. According to statistics compiled by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), at least 14 cases of femicide committed by male family members have been recorded in Kurdistan since the beginning of the new Iranian year on 21...

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October 2, 2023

Child bride shot dead by husband, stepbrothers in Sardasht

Fatemeh Mohammad-Panahi, a 17-year-old child bride, was shot dead by her husband and two stepbrothers on 29 September in the village of Marghan in Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province. Mohammad-Panahi, who had been forced into a child marriage with her cousin, expressed her wish to separate from him just one year after their union, a decision opposed by her family. As a result, the young girl was...

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September 11, 2023

Femicide: 14-year-old girl shot dead by cousin in Sarpol-e Zahab

Mahya Naderi, a 14-year-old girl, was shot dead by her cousin with a hunting rifle in Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah province. According to reports, the incident took place with the knowledge of Mahya's father and was allegedly linked to her "romantic involvement with a boy and running away from home". Nadari's body was buried in Sarpol-e Zahab on 8 September. According to statistics compiled by the Kurdistan Human...

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