The victims of the Woman Life Freedom uprising were commemorated today on Eid al-Adha with widespread participation of the people in Mahabad, Bukan, Divandarreh, Sanandaj and other cities, despite the presence of security forces and threats to families.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Ministry of Intelligence in different cities have been threatening the families of the victims over the phone not to hold the commemorations.

Plainclothes and special forces were deployed around the cemeteries of Sanandaj, Bukan and Divandarreh today, preventing some civilians from attending the commemorations at the cemeteries.

Despite the presence of security forces around the cemeteries, ceremonies were held with people chanting slogans and singing revolutionary songs.

People also visited the families of the victims at their homes in the morning.

According to the statistics compiled by the KHRN, 113 people were killed by direct firing of shotguns and bullets or by batons and knives by the military-security forces during street protests or after being taken to hospital. Eight people died after being detained by the military-security forces as a result of torture in detention centres or shortly after their release. The deaths of two people were suspected to have been committed by government forces.