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May 28, 2020

Female Kurdish Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike

Kurdish political prisoner Sakineh Parvaneh has been on a hunger strike at Qarchak prison since Monday, May 25, in protest to his five-year prison sentence and authorities’ failure to comply with the principle of separation of crimes. She has been transferred from the quarantine to Ward 3, where drug and financial prisoners are being held, for the past several weeks. On May 25, Peyman Darfshan, the…

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May 20, 2020

The Supreme Court Upheld the One-Year Imprisonment Sentence for A Women’s Rights Activist

The one-year prison sentence of Women’s rights activist Farzaneh Jalali has been upheld by the Provincial Court of Appeal. The sentence was issued by the Branch two of the Kermanshah Islamic Revolutionary Court in November of last year on charges of “propaganda against the state”. “My sentence was upheld by Branch 18 of the Kermanshah Court of Appeal, presided over by Judges Qalkhani and Hassanzadeh,…

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May 5, 2020

Zeynab Jalalian Transferred to Qarchak Prison in Varamin

Political prisoner Zeynab Jalalian was taken to the Qarchak Prison of Varamin on Saturday, May 2, 2020. She was abruptly transferred out of the Prison of Khoy on Monday, April 27, without anyone knowing where she was taken to. However, in response to the enquiries made by the family of this political prisoner, Khoy prison officials announced the possibility of opening a new case against…

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April 30, 2020

Zeynab Jalalian Transferred to an Unknown Location

Zeynab Jalalian, a political prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment who is held at Khoy prison, was transferred to an unknown location by security forces on April 28. She suffers from conjunctive intestinal infections and internal bleeding.. She suffers from conjunctive intestinal infections and internal bleeding.  “This morning, a team of security forces took Zeynab Jalalian to Khoy prison without giving any specific reason.”, an informed source told the…

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April 13, 2020

No Information over the Fate of the Kurdish Female Prisoner after being transferred to a Psychiatric Hospital

According to an informed source in Tehran, a female political prisoner named “Sakineh Parvaneh” has been transferred from Qarchak Prison in Varamin to Aminabad Psychiatric Hospital in Rey. The Kurdish civilian from Khorasan was previously held in Evin Prison, but she was transferred to Qarchak Prison in late March.”30-year-old Sakineh Parvaneh surrendered to Iranian forces on the border between Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan about…

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March 27, 2020

Member of “Kurdish Peace Mothers ” Released on Bail

Zeynab Ismaili, a member of the “Kurdish Peace Mothers”, was released from the Sanandaj Correctional Centre on bail on March 26, a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). She was arrested on February 27 by security forces at her home in Dehgolan and taken to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj. This member of the Kurdish Peace Mothers…

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March 17, 2020

Kurdish Writer Faces Increased Imprisonment Sentence by the Court of Appeal

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Kurdish writer “Mojgan Kavoosi” has been sentenced to 76 months and a half in prison by the Court of Appeal while she was initially sentenced to 69 months in prison by Noushahr Revolutionary Court. Kavoosi had posted a post on her Instagram account on March 06 which stated the following:”The court rejected the contest statements of…

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March 17, 2020

Heavy Bail Issued for Temporary Release of a Prisoner Detained During November Protests

A one billion tomans bail has been set for the temporary release of Fatemeh Davand by Judge Javad Ghulami, a close relative of Davand has told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Fatemeh Davand was arrested in Saqqez for taking part in protests against the rise in gasoline prices in Iran in November 2019. She is currently held at the Women’s Ward of…

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March 14, 2020

Kurdish Environmental Activist Released from Prison

Kurdish environmental activist “Sahar Kazemi” was released from Sanandaj Correctional Center at the end of her prison term, an informed source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).  Sahar Kazemi was arrested on Aug 9, 2018, and he was interrogated for several months under strict conditions. Her trial was held by Judge Saeedi at Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj on…

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PUBLICATIONS

Monthly Report of June 2024

In its monthly reports, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) highlights cases of human rights violations in Kurdistan and violations of the rights of…

Monthly Report of May 2024

In its monthly reports, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) highlights cases of human rights violations in Kurdistan and violations of the rights of…

Monthly Report of April 2024

In its monthly reports, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) highlights cases of human rights violations in Kurdistan and violations of the rights of…

Kurdistan Human Rights Network’s Annual Report

This report addresses the violations of the human rights of Kurdish civilians in Iran during the Iranian year 1402 (21 March 2023 – 19…

Monthly Report of March 2024

In its monthly reports, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) highlights cases of human rights violations in Kurdistan and violations of the rights of…

Monthly Report of February 2024

In its monthly reports, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) highlights cases of human rights violations in Kurdistan and violations of the rights of…

Extrajudicial executions: Ra’uf Sheikhi killing

Joint explanation of the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN, or Network) and the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran (ABC, or Center):…

Monthly Report of January 2024

In its monthly reports, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) highlights cases of human rights violations in Kurdistan and violations of the rights of…

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…

Kurdistan Human Rights Network’s Annual Report – 2023

This 2023 report details human rights violations of the Kurds in Iran. As in previous years, the violations span across the spectrum of linguistic,…

Monthly Report of December 2023

In its monthly reports, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) highlights cases of human rights violations in Kurdistan and violations of the rights of…

Monthly Report of June 2024

In its monthly reports, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) highlights cases of human rights violations in Kurdistan and violations of the rights of Kurdish civilians in different regions and cities across Iran.

This report includes all cases recorded and reported by KHRN from across Iran through its own sources and verification mechanisms from 1 June to 30 June.

The restrictive environment for independent human rights organisations in Iran, coupled with the pressures faced by individuals subjected to human rights violations and their families, make it difficult to publish accurate and comprehensive reports.

It is therefore important to note that the statistics and information presented in this report do not cover all cases of human rights violations. This report is the result of examining news and reports published by the KHRN and fact-checking of reports published by other human rights organisations and news websites.

Femicide

In June, two women were killed by their husbands in Piranshahr and Sanandaj over alleged “family disputes”.

Kolbars and tradesmen

During this period, at least two kolbars were shot dead and nine kolbars were injured by Iranian border guards.

Of the injured, three were shot while six others were beaten by the border guards.

Civilian killings

In early June, at least two Kurdish civilians were killed by Iranian border guards in Oshnavieh.

On 2 June, Mohammad Ali Shiro was shot and wounded by border guards while collecting spring plants.

On 8 June, Jafar Gardi was shot and wounded by border guards on the suspicion of carrying contraband.

Landmine explosions

On 17 June, Hadi Ghoncheh-Doust, a civilian, was killed in a landmine explosion in Baneh.

Detentions and arrests

Throughout June, Iranian forces arrested at least 14 individuals, including two Yarsani civilians, an activist and a 73-year-old man.

At least two of the detained civilians were sent to Naqadeh Prison to serve prison sentences.

Sentences

Over the past month, Iranian courts have sentenced at least nine people to punishments ranging from one year to three years and four months in prison.

Meanwhile, in early June, the Amnesty Commission overturned the death sentence of Kurdish Sunni cleric Mohammad Khezrnezhad.

  • Femicide
  • Kolbars and tradesmen
  • Civilian killings
  • Landmine explosions
  • Detentions and arrests
  • Sentences
NameIncident locationIncident dateExplanation
1Leyla PaymardPiranshahr16 June 32 years old, mother of two daughters aged 13 and 9, was set on fire by her husband due to family disputes and died four days later in Orumiyeh hospital
2Narmin PirahmanSanandaj23 JuneKilled by husband with multiple stab wounds in front of an office in Sanandaj as a result of “family dispute and conflict over divorce”
NameFromIncident locationIncident dateDead/InjuredExplanation
1Mozaffar Asad-RokhMarivanMarivan3 JuneInjuredShot by border guards
2Parviz GhaderiSaqqezBaneh4 JuneInjuredShot by border guards
3 Salah (surname unknown)Sarvabad, MarivanTateh, Hawraman, Marivan4 JuneInjuredShot by border guards
4Hazhir MahmoudpourJavanrudNowsud5 JuneKilledShot by border guards
5Shadman PayaMarivanTateh, Hawraman, Marivan10 JuneInjuredBeaten by border guards
6Naseh (surname unknown)Kalatrazan, SanandajTateh, Hawraman, Marivan10 JuneInjuredBeaten by border guards
7Arman HosseiniSaqqezBaneh11 JuneInjuredShot by border guards
8Arkan BalvasehMarivanTateh, Hawraman, Marivan21 JuneKilled29 years old, not carrying goods, shot by border guards
9Mohammad KakiBanehBaneh26 JuneInjured21 years old, shot by border guards
10Omid MoradiMarivanTateh, Hawraman, Marivan28 JuneInjuredBeaten by border guards
11Shirzad ChawshiniBanehBaneh29 JuneInjuredBeaten and shot by border guards
NameFromLocationDateOrganizationExplanation
1Mohammad Ali ShiroOshnaviehOshnavieh2 JuneOshnavieh border guardsShot and wounded by border guards while collecting spring plants
2Jafar GardiOshnaviehOshnavieh8 JuneOshnavieh border guardsShot and wounded by border guards on the suspicion of carrying contraband
NameFromLocation of incidentDate of incidentStatus
1Hadi Ghoncheh-DoustBanehBaneh17 JuneKilled
NameFromDetention locationDetention dateActivityLocation held and latest status
1Matin (Zanyar) MehdizadehOshnaviehOshnavieh2 JuneCivilian
2Adel Haji KhelaniSi Sar village, SardashtSardasht2 JuneCivilian
3Younes NabizadehDalo villageOrumiyeh6 JuneCivilian
4Reza BabrnezhadQuchanQuchan6 JuneFamily member of killed civilian
5Heidar FatahiMarivanMarivan8 JuneCivilian
6Mohammad Amin MohammadiPiranshahrPiranshahr10 June73-year-old civilianTaken to Naqadeh Prison to serve 2 years
7Farid BadidastDivandarrehDivandarreh12 JuneCivilian
8Pourya MennatiSahnehKermanshahJuneYarsani civilian
9Shoja MennatiSahnehKermanshahJuneYarsani civilian
10Jafar (Dara) AminiBukanBukan15 JuneFormer political prisoner and civil rights activist
11Esmaeil Pour-AbdollahBukanBukanMid-JuneCivilian
12Salah SouriPiranshahrPiranshahrMid-JuneCivilian
13Edris DadrasMarivanMarivan25 JuneCivilian, beaten during arrest
14Akam KhezrnezhadPiranshahrPiranshahr30 JuneCivilianTaken to Naqadeh Prison to serve 2 years
NameResident ofCharged withDate sentencedIssuing courtSentenceExplanation
1Mohammad KhezrnezhadBukanSpreading corruption on earth, harming the integrity of the country’s independence, propaganda against the stateEarly JuneAmnesty CommissionCancellation of the death sentenceKurdish Sunni cleric
2Yousef Haji-KhoshOshnaviehAction against national security through collaboration with one of the opposition partiesMid-JuneIslamic Revolutionary Court in Oshnavieh3 years and 4 months imprisonment Member of the Central Council and Executive Board of the United Kurdish Front
3Farhad SheikhiSaqqezPropaganda against the Islamic Republic of IranMid-JuneBranch One of Islamic Revolutionary Court in Karaj1 year imprisonment, 2 years ban on leaving Iran, 2 years life in exile Divandarreh, ban on living in Alborz and Tehran provinces for two yearsLabour activist
4Morteza SeyyediKamyaranForming a group with the intention of disrupting the security of the country22 JuneBranch Two of Islamic Revolutionary Court in Shahriar2 years of imprisonment including previous detentionLabour activist
5Mehdi MajidiBukanSupporting the Israeli government, propaganda against the state, insulting the leadership23 JuneCourt of Appeal of Orumiyeh Confirmation of the sentence of 3 years imprisonmentCivilian
6Matin HassaniBukanEnticing or inciting people to fight and kill each other with the intention of disrupting the country’s security, propaganda against the state25 JuneBranch 101 of Criminal Court Two in Bukan31 months imprisonment