Torture Archives – Page 7 of 13 – KHRN

January 7, 2018

Suspicious Death of the Former Cellmate of Zeynab Jalalian in Kermanshah

The former Cellmate of the Kurdish political prisoner Zeynab Jalalian, has passed away suspiciously in her home. She was reportedly under pressure and threatened by the Kermanshah Intelligence Office due to her contacts with Zeynab Jalalian, Kermanshah Forensic Medicine has declared the cause of death as suicide. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Oct 14, 2017, the body of Zahra Azade…

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January 5, 2018

Members of one of the Kurdish Parties Clash with Security Forces and Revolutionary Guard

On Wednesday,January 3, during a siege of one of the villages of Piranshahr by the Intelligence Forces and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRCG), a clash took place between these forces and Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran. As a result of this incident, six members of the Ministry of Intelligence and IRCG were killed. Following the outbreak of the conflict, reports from Hamza Seyyed al-Shohda’s…

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January 4, 2018

A Baloch Prisoner Killed by the Head of the Prison Guard with Electric Shocker at Birjand Central Prison

On Jan 1, 2018, one of the Baloch prisoners Birjand Central Prison was transferred to solitary confinement cell after a clash with another prisoner and was killed by the head of the Prison Special Guard with electric Shocker. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that On Monday, Jan 1, 2018, Abdul Rahman Naroui, son of Abdul Hamid from Zahedan, was transferred to solitary…

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December 31, 2017

Protest Rally in Kermanshah for the Second day / At Least Twenty Citizens Arrested

During the past days, following a protest rally in various cities of Iran against corruption, oppression and injustice, citizens of Kermanshah held a protest rally for the second consecutive day in Azadi Square this morning. According to videos posted on the social networks of protesters in Kermanshah yesterday and today, the protestors demanded the release of political prisoners in addition to shouting slogans against the…

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December 12, 2017

A Kurdish Student Sentenced to 50 Lashes and Fines

During the past few days, a Kurdish student was sentenced to 50 lashes and fines by Saqez Criminal Court on charges of disrupting the public order. “Zamaneh Zivia, a final year law student of Payam-e-Noor University of Saqez, who was arrested at her home in Nov 6 following street celebrations in support of the referendum for Kurdistan Independence by security forces at home. This Kurdish…

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December 12, 2017

Ramin Hossein Panahi on Hunger Strike at Sanandaj Intelligence Detention Centre

Ramin Hussein Panahi, a Kurdish political prisoner who has been detained at the Sanandaj Intelligence Detention Centre since June 23, has gone on a hunger strike since Dec 5 in protest to his unclear status and the refusal of authorities to transfer him to Sanandaj Prison. Amjad Hussein Panahi, brother of this political prisoner confirmed the news of his brother’s hunger strike and told Kurdistan…

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December 7, 2017

Kurdish Kolbars Beaten by the Border Guards in Sardasht

Last night, a number of kolbars were arrested, beaten and disrespected for several hours on their way back at the border areas of Sardasht by the border guards although they were not carrying any foreign goods. “On the evening of December 06, in the Dasht Kapran region, a group of Kolbars from Sardasht, were arrested, beaten up and abused by Border guards in their…

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November 4, 2017

A Death Row Kurdish Religious Prisoner Ended His Hunger Strike in Zahedan Central Prison

A death row Kurdish student prisoner, who had gone on dry food hunger strike on Oct 25, 2017, in protest against his unfair sentence and being kept in the ward for drug crime prisoners, ended his strike after a week. “On 31 September 2017, Abubakr Rostami, who was on dry food hunger strike, ended his dry food hunger strike after the prison manager promised to…

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October 23, 2017

A Kurdish Political Prisoner Transferred To a Prison Ward in Orumiyeh Central Prison from Solitary Confinement

A Kurdish political prisoner in Orumiyeh Central Prison was transferred from solitary confinement to the prison ward. “On Sunday, October 19, Mostafa Davoodi, a Kurdish political prisoner detained in ward 12 (section dedicated to political prisoners) in Orumiyeh Prison, was transferred to the prison ward after spending four days in solitary confinement. On Sunday, October 14, this prisoner was transferred to solitary confinement for unknown…

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PUBLICATIONS

Extrajudicial Executions: Rebaz Salehivand Killing

Joint explanation of the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (Network) and the “Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran (ABC): This case is a…

Extrajudicial Executions: Shahryar Mohammadi Killing

Joint explanation of the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (Network) and the “Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran (ABC): This case is a…

Monthly Report of October 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…

Extrajudicial Executions: Farshad Chechani 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):…

Extrajudicial Executions: Yahya Rahimi Killing

Joint Description of the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) and the Abdorrahman Boroumand Centre (ABC): This file is part of the joint documentary efforts…

Monthly Report of September 2023

This report includes all the cases that the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has recorded and reported from across Iran through its own sources…

Massacre in Kurdish City by Islamic Republic Forces Exposed in New Report

Intentional Killing of Unarmed Civilians Amounts to Crimes Against Humanity September 5, 2023 – A new report just released by the Kurdistan Human Rights…

August 2023: Human rights violations in Iranian Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network’s (KHRN) recent investigations have revealed numerous cases of human rights violations against Kurdish civilians and activists from Iran in…

July 2023: Human rights violations in Iranian Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network’s (KHRN) recent investigations have revealed numerous cases of human rights violations against Kurdish civilians and activists from Iran in…

June 2023: Human rights violations in Iranian Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network’s (KHRN) recent investigations have revealed numerous cases of human rights violations against Kurdish civilians and activists from Iran in…

May 2023: Human rights violations in Iranian Kurdistan

Investigations carried out by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) show that many Kurdish civilians and activists from Iran became victims of human rights…

Monthly Report of October 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 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 October to 31 October.

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 based on a review of news and reports provided by the KHRN and a review of reports from other human rights organisations and news agencies.

Executions

According to KHRN’s findings, Iran executed at least nine prisoners on drug-related charges in the prisons of Hamadan, Rasht, Khorramabad, Karaj and Khoy during the month of October.

These are the executions the KHRN has been informed of by its sources. However, the number of those executed is likely to be higher.

Civilian killings

On 28 October, Iranian state news agencies reported that a 16-year-old girl, Armita Geravand, had died after spending 28 days in a coma in the intensive care unit of Tehran’s Fajr Hospital.

Geravand was transferred to a military hospital on 1 October, and numerous news reports stated that she had been physically assaulted by government agents on the Shohada line of the Tehran metro because of her hijab.

According to various reports, Geravand had “no vital signs” from the moment she was admitted to the hospital and remained in a coma throughout her stay.

The British newspaper The Guardian reported on 5 October, citing two eyewitnesses, that Geravand had been subjected to a “physical assault” by a female morality police officer in a metro carriage. According to one witness, the morality police officer ‘violently pushed her’ after an argument.

Additionally, Iranian security forces arrested at least 15 activists and civilians, including Mohammad Geravand, a relative of Armita Geravand, during the teenager’s funeral at the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in Tehran on 29 October.

Femicide

At least four women have been killed by their male family members in Sardasht, Piranshahr, Bukan and Orumiyeh in the past month.

Kolbars and tradesmen

In October, at least three kolbars were shot dead and 13 others injured by Iranian border guards in the western border areas of the country.

Landmine explosions

On 17 October, Peshawa Aliyar, a civilian from Baneh, was killed by a landmine explosion in Sulaimaniya, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Work-related accidents

On 20 October, Martin Hossein-Panahi, a 16-year-old child labourer, was killed in a factory accident in Sanandaj.

Detentions and arrests

Throughout October, Iranian forces arrested at least 29 activists and civilians, at least two of whom were imprisoned.

Prison sentences

Last month, Iranian courts sentenced at least 11 people to prison terms ranging from four months to 10 years.

Also, civilian Gholamreza Rasaei and Kurdish political prisoner Nayeb Askari were sentenced to death.

Askari, who was previously sentenced to death in absentia by the Branch Two of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan Province, on charges of “armed insurrection” through membership of the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK), was sentenced to death again following a retrial request and several in-person court sessions at the same branch.

  • Executions
  • Civilian killings
  • Femicide
  • Kolbars
  • Landmine explosions
NameFromCharged withExecution dateExecution locationExplanation
1Hossein BahremandRabat, SardashtDrugs11 Oct Hamedan
2Hossein MohammadiBukanDrugs12 Oct Lakan, Rasht
3Yasser GolzardianKuhdashtDrugs17 OctKhorramabadExecuted after about 6 years of imprisonment
4Sajjad MoradiDrugs17 OctKhorramabad
5Fathollah RashnoKuhdashtDrugs19 OctKhorramabad
6Vahid KakavandKuhdashtDrugs19 OctKhorramabad
7Khosrow NaghianiKuhdashtDrugs22 OctKaraj Central Penitentiary30 years old, executed after about 5 years of imprisonment
8A. M.Drugs24 OctKhoy
9Khalil MohammadiHarsinDrugs30 OctKhorramabad
NameLocationDateExplanation
1Armita GeravandTehran28 Oct16-year-old girl, beaten by morality police and died after 28 days in a coma
NameLocationDateExplanation
1Shahin EbrahimzadehSardasht5 Oct21 years old, suffocated by father and uncle
2Truskeh AbdollahzadehPiranshahr14 Oct21-year-old victim of child bride, suffocated and beaten to death bu father and uncle
3Sima AbbasiBukan21 OctAllegedly burnt herself for family disputes
4Vida Dehghan PiranjoughOrumiyeh24 OctKilled by brother
NameFromIncident locationIncident dateDied/InjuredExplanation
1Rahman JamshidiPavehNowdasheh1 OctInjuredShot by border guards
2Mohammad KhalediBanehHangeh-ye Zhal, Baneh1 OctKilledShot by border guards
3Fayegh Ali-MohammadiSaqqezBastam, Saqez4 OctInjuredShot by border guards
4Mowloud BishirPiranshahrDelavan, Piranshahr5 OctInjuredShot by border guards
5Safar RostamiSarpol-e ZahabHangeh-ye Zhal, Baneh7 OctInjuredShot by border guards
6 Amir KarimiSarvabadAnjiran, Marivan7 OctInjuredShot by border guards
7Mohsen ValiollahiJavanrudNowsud, Baneh9 OctInjuredShot by border guards
8Behrouz MoradiSalas-e BabajaniPaveh12 OctInjuredShot by border guards
9Emad MahmoudiSalas-e BabajaniPaveh12 OctInjuredShot by border guards
10Hedayat GhaderiSalas-e BabajaniPaveh12 OctInjuredShot by border guards
11Kamal AshtariBukanHangeh-ye Zhal, Baneh15 OctInjuredShot by border guards
12Farid Vatani RasoulMarivanNashkash village in Marivan18 OctKilledShot by border guards
13Zanko GohariBanehHangeh-ye Zhal, Baneh23 OctInjuredShot by border guards
14Mohsen AbdollahiBanehKileh border, Baneh24 OctKilledShot by border guards
15Sarvar SharifiBanehKileh border, Baneh28 OctInjuredShot by border guards
16Erfan MoradiJavanrudNowsud, Baneh30 OctInjuredShot by border guards
NameIncident locationIncident dateDied/InjuredExplanation
1Peshawa AliyarSulaymaniya, Kurdistan Region of Iraq17 OctDied25 years old, from Baneh