Following armed conflicts between one of the Kurdish parties and the border guards and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) at Chaldoran border point on Oct 25, 2017, eight Kurdish citizens were killed and more than 10 Kurdish citizens were detained by IRGC Intelligence Office. There is still have no news about the fates of detained Kurdish citizens.

“Following armed conflicts on Oct 25, Chaldoran is filled with Fear and Terror as the IRGC and intelligence forces have stormed the houses of citizens and over ten citizens have been arrested so far on the alleged charge of cooperating with the forces of one of the Kurdish parties” an informed source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

“At least six of these citizens were arrested on Nov 8 and 9 while the security forces have also started a new wave of arrests of Kurdish citizens in Chaldoran.” the source added.

Eight Kurdish detainees have been identified as follows:

1- Bahman Brouki Milan, 25 years old, son of Ata

2- Mohammad Khalili, 26 years old, son of Abdulhamid

3- Kamal Heydanloo, 40 years old, son of Kamal

4- Khales Heydanloo, 30 years old, son of Reza

5- Edris Heydanloo , , 35 years old, son of Kamal

6- Ghazanfar Heydanloo, 27 years old, son of Ahmad

7- Soleiman Dlayim 25 years old.

8- Ahmad Dlayi Milan, 23 years old, son of Adel.

Despite their families’ follow-ups, the judicial and intelligence authorities have still not provided any information about the reason for the arrest of these detainees and where they are being detained.” the source said.

On Friday, Nov 3, 2017, 8 Iranian border guards were killed at “Baba Nur” Chalderan in the clash between the forces of one of the Kurdish parties with the border guards. As a result, citizens are living in a state of fear and terror due to the strict security measures enforced at Chaldorn border area following the afore-mentioned clash.

Earlier, On Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017, the forces of Hamza Seyyid Alshohada Base in Orumiyeh targeted the vehicle of an Azeri citizen. Two local citizens and the other four passengers of the vehicle, who were members of one of the Kurdish parties, were all killed.

The headquarters of the Hamza Seyyid Alshohada Base published a notice and claimed that the two Kurdish citizens had been killed by four members of one of the Kurdish parties. Then the IRGC forces have identified and killed the aforementioned four members of the Kurdish Party as the murderers of two local citizens and killed them in a clash.

Several Kurdish citizens of Maku and Chalderan have previously told KHRN that the above scenario to cover up the murder of these two citizens was created by IRGC who delivered the dead bodies to their families a day after their death in order to prevent the protest of local people. The bullets in the dead bodies of the two citizens clearly belong to the IRGC. These bullets have been removed from the forensic records by the Intelligence Department of IRGC.