Investigations carried out by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) show that many Kurdish civilians from Iran have become victims of human rights violations in June 2021.
Followings are the information collected by the statistics and documentation centre of the KHRN in regards to these violations.
On 30 June, Iran carried out the death penalty of prisoner Mohammad Taher Soleimani in Mahabad Prison. The 65-year-old prisoner had been arrested about two years ago on drug charges.
Killings of Civilians
On June 24, a civilian named Mohammad Minouei was shot dead by Iranian border forces in the border areas of Marivan.
Lack of Medical Treatment in Prisons
In June, two prisoners lost their lives in Iran due to the lack of proper medical treatment. Shamsaddin Tatari, who was imprisoned in Orumiyeh, lost his life due to a delay in transferring him to the hospital. Nasser Karimi, a prisoner in Bukan, lost his life for not receiving proper medical treatment.
|Name||From||Prison||Date||Cause of death||Description|
|1||Nasser Karimi||Bukan||Bukan||1 June||Lack of medical treatment||Prison officials said the cause of death was heart attack|
|2||Shamsaddin Tatari||Orumiyeh||Orumiyeh Central Prison||12 June||Delay in sending to hospital||Heart disease|
At least five Kurdish women were killed in June by their family members in Darreh Shahr, Ilam, Kermanshah, and Saqqez. The names of two of these women are Homeyra Bazgir and Golaleh Sheikhi.
In June, at least 28 civilians, activists, former political prisoners, and former Kurdish party members were detained in various cities across Iranian Kurdistan. While five of the detainees were released later, the KHRN has not yet received information on the whereabouts of many of these detainees.
|Name||Detention location||Detention date||Activity||Detention location and latest status|
|1||Sadegh Veysi||Ravansar||Early June-21||Civilian||Unknown|
|2||Barzan Mohammadi||Village of Gushkhani in Marivan||7 June||Civil rights activist||Taken from detention centre of the Intelligence Organisation of IRGC to Marivan Prison|
|3||Zaher Pasopish||Piranshahr||7 June||Former political prisoner||Released on bail|
|4||Omid Tay||Oshnavieh||7 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|5||Hossein Faraji||Marivan||8 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|6||Jafar Hassanpour||Oshnavieh||9 June||Civilian||Released on bail|
|7||Faranak Jamshidi||Sanandaj||10 June||Environmental activist||Detained to serve one-year sentence in jail|
|8||Mozaffar Hakimi||Orumiyeh||13 June||Civilian||Taken to Orumiyeh Central Prison|
|9||Touraj Habibi||Divandarreh||14 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|10||Mikaeil Menbari||Sanandaj||15 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|11||Hazhar Ebrahimi||Piranshahr||15 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|12||Aram Fathi||Marivan||17 June||Civil rights activist||Released on bail|
|13||Sorayya Haghdoust||Marivan||17 June||Civil rights activist||Released on bail|
|14||Sirwan Anakhi||Paveh||17 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|15||Rahman Karimi||Naqadeh||19 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|16||Najib Daryaei||Oshnavieh||20 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|17||Loghman Azizi||Oshnavieh||21 June||Former political prisoner||Unknown|
|18||Mehrdad Ahmadi||Baneh||22 June||Former Komalah member||Unknown|
|19||Hemmat Rahmani||Baneh||22 June||Former Komalah member||Unknown|
|20||Mohsen Azizi||Oshnavieh||23 June||Civilian||Released after 20 hours in detention|
|21||Hashem Khoran||Oshnavieh||24 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|22||Mehran Soleimanpour||Oshnavieh||24 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|23||Dler Shah-Mohammadi||Divandarreh||24 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|24||Zanyar Moradi||Divandarreh||24 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|25||Amjad Moradi||Divandarreh||26 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|26||Shorash Mahmoudian||Oshnavieh||27 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|27||Reza Ezzat-Taj||Oshnavieh||27 June||Civilian||Unknown|
|28||Kheyrollah Haghjouyan||Kermanshah||28 June||Yarsani activist||Taken to Dizel Abad Prison in Kermanshah|
Kolbars and Tradesmen
In the past month, at least 21 kolbars and tradesmen were either killed, lost their lives, or injured in the border areas of Iranian Kurdistan. Of these, at least 10 were shot by Iranian, Turkish, or Iraqi border forces.
Additionally, the 63-year-old tradesman Hossein Faraji lost his life in Baneh border areas.
|Name||From||Location of incident||Date of incident||Dead/injured||Description|
|1||Hossein Faraji||Baneh||Baneh border areas||2 June||Dead||63-year-old tradesman|
|2||Vahbi Fattahi||Nowsud||Nowsud border areas||5 June||Dead||Heart attack|
|3||Yousef Farjami||Maku||Border areas||5 June||Injured||Shot by Turkish border forces, 18 years old|
|4||Soran Ghaderi||Marivan||Tah Tah mountain pass||6 June||Injured|
|5||Yasser Mohammad-Karimi||Paveh||Border areas||8 June||Injured||Shot by Iraq border forces|
|6||Rahman Karimpour||Baneh||Hangeh-ye Zhal border||10 June||Injured|
|7||Hamid Veysi||Salas-e Babajani||Nowsud border areas||10 June||Dead||Falling from border heights|
|8||Masoud Khezrnezhad||Bukan||Baneh border areas||12 June||Injured|
|9||Vali Rostami||Salas-e Babajani||Nowsud border areas||13 June||Injured|
|10||Bashir Ahmadzadeh||Desheh village of Paveh||Nowsud border areas||14 June||Injured|
|11||Basir Ahmadzadeh||Desheh village of Paveh||Nowsud border areas||14 June||Dead||27 years old, died after 5 days in hospital|
|12||Yasser Khosravi||Baneh||Baneh border areas||19 June||Injured||Lost a kidney|
|13||Saadoun Ahmadi||Baneh||Hangeh-ye Zhal border||20 June||Dead||27 years old|
|14||Aziz Mohammadzadeh||Maku||Chaldoran border areas||21 June||Dead||Shot by Turkish border forces, 23 years old|
|15||Fahmin Rostamzadeh||Hawraman||Tah Tah, Hawraman||23 June||Dead||Shot by IRGC forces, 40 years old, father of 3|
|16||Salar Mirzaei||Salas-e Babajani||Nowsud border areas||24 June||Injured||Shot by border forces|
|17||Vahed Mohammadpour||Sardasht||Sardasht border areas||26 June||Dead||Shot by border forces, 36 years old, father of 3|
|18||Nasrollah Hamidi||Salas-e Babajani||Nowsud border areas||28 June||Injured||Falling from heights|
|19||Keyvan Hagh-Moradi||Marivan||Tah Tah, Hawraman||30 June||Dead||Shot by IRGC forces, 32 years old|
|20||Sirwan Takhani||Marivan||Tah Tah, Hawraman||30 June||Injured||Shot by IRGC forces|
|21||Vahed Aminzadeh||Saqqez||Baneh border areas||30 June||Injured||Shot by border forces|
|22||Aboubakr Bashbalaghi||Saqqez||Baneh border areas||30 June||Injured||Shot by border forces|
On 20 June, an Iranian soldier named Abbas Khazaei was injured in a landmine explosion in Baneh border areas. Two civilians, whose names have not yet been determined, were also injured in late June in Dehloran, Ilam province.
|Name||Explosion location||Exlosion date||Status||Description|
|1||Abbas Khazaei||Baneh border areas||20 June||Injured||Soldier|
At least five workers lost their lives in work accidents in the first third of June in Sardasht, Saqqez, Kermanshah, and Marivan.
|1||Aboubakr Esmaeilzadeh||Sardasht||1 June||Dead||Accident working in construction|
|2||Osman Didar||Saqqez||5 June||Dead||Fall from building|
|3||Habib Abbasi||Kermanshah||6 June||Dead||Fall from building|
|4||Danyal Ebrahimi||Sardasht||6 June||Dead||Electrocution|
|5||Yahya Mohammadi||Marivan||10 June||Dead||Fall from building|
In early June, Branch 2 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shahriar, Tehran province, sentenced environmental activist Heydar Ghorbani to 11 years in prison on charges of “acting against national security” and “propaganda against the state”.
|Name||From||Charge with||Date sentenced||Sentencing court||Sentence||Description|
|1||Heydar Ghorbani||Tehran||Acting against national security, propaganda against the state||Early June||Branch 2 of Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shahriar||Total of 11 years in prison||Enviornmental activist|
In the first half of June, three Kurdish asylum seekers from Marivan and Sardasht lost their lives in Greece. Mohsen Ahmadi and Rzgar Ghorbani died in a car accident while fleeing from Greek police officers. Mehri Nabizadeh lost her life after having a heart attack while crossing the Turkish-Greek border.
|Name||From||Location of incident||Date of incident||Description|
|1||Mohsen Ahmadi||Marivan||Greece||5 June||Car accident while fleeing from Greek police officers|
|2||Rzgar Ghorbani||Marivan||Greece||5 June||Car accident while fleeing from Greek police officers|
|3||Mehri Nabizadeh||Sardasht||Greece||14 June||Heart attack while crossing the Turkish-Greek border|
IRGC – PJAK Clashes
In June, four members of the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) were killed in an ambush by forces of the Shahramfar base of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) near the cities of Baneh and Sarvabad.