Iranian border guards shot and killed Ali Ghaderi, a 50-year-old kolbar, in the border areas of Marivan, Kurdistan Province, on 18 December.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that a group of kolbars were targeted by border forces without prior warning, resulting in Ghaderi’s death.

Ghaderi was a father of four from the village of Zanuri who lived in Marivan.