Investigations carried out by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) show that many Kurdish civilians and activists from Iran have become victims of human rights violations in October 2021.
The followings are the detailed information collected by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) statistics and documentation centre regarding these violations.
On 10 October, Iran executed a prisoner named Mohammad Latifi in Dizel Abad Prison of Kermanshah.
Latifi, who was from Kermanshah, was sentenced to the death penalty on murder-related charges.
This is the only case on which the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed through its sources. But the number of those executed is likely to be higher.
|Name||From||Charged with||Execution date||Execution location||Explanation|
|1||Mohammad Latifi||Kermanshah||Murder||10 October||Dizel Abad Prison of Kermanshah||Execution of the sentence after 4 years|
Statistics suggest that at least two women became victims of femicide in Iranian Kurdistan in the past month.
On 2 October, a man in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, set on fire his 22-year-old daughter, Faezeh Malekinia, and killed her.
On 15 October, another man killed his 39-year-old wife in Hamedan.
|1||Faezeh Malekinia||Korkoreh (also Dowlatabad) village Sanandaj||2 October||Burned by father, 22-year-old|
|2||Leila Shakiba||Hamedan||15 October||Murdered by husband, 39-year-old, from Sanadaj|
In October, at least five Kurdish civilians either died or were injured working as kolbars.
Iranian border forces shot two kolbars in the country’s western borders, wounding one and killing the other.
Three kolbars lost their lives due to a car accident in the Hawraman border areas.
|Name||From||Incident location||Incident date||Dead/injured||Explanation|
|1||Zhiyan Alipour||Sardasht||Sardasht border areas||14 October||Dead||Shot by border forces, 32-year-old, father of two children|
|2||Sarkawt Mirzaei||Baneh||Baneh border areas||16 October||Injured||Shot by border forces|
|3||Hamed Abdollahi||Marivan||Hawraman border areas||23 October||Dead||Vehicle rollover|
|4||Jabbar Asadi||Marivan||Hawraman border areas||23 October||Dead||Vehicle rollover|
|5||Bakhtiar Eyvazeh||Marivan||Hawraman border areas||23 October||Dead||Vehicle rollover|
In October, at least one worker lost his life falling from a building in Saqqez, Kurdistan province.
|Name||Incident location||Incident date||Death/Injuri||Explanation|
|1||Omid Shafei||Saqqez||10 October||Dead||Fell from building|
Detentions and Arrests
In October, Iranian security forces detained at least 17 civilians, three activists, and two former members of Kurdish opposition parties in various cities throughout Iranian Kurdistan.
|Name||Detention location||Detention date||Activity||Detention location and latest status|
|1||Mohammad Khaledi||Segrik village in Maku||Early October||Civilian||Unknown|
|2||Ahmad Khaledi||Segrik village in Maku||Early October||Civilian||Unknown|
|3||Farough Soleimanpour||Khor Khoreh village in Mahabad||9 October||Civilian||Unknown|
|4||Masoud Soleimanpour||Khor Khoreh village in Mahabad||9 October||Civilian||Unknown|
|5||Diyar Soleimanpour||Khor Khoreh village in Mahabad||9 October||Civilian||Unknown|
|6||Mohsen Soleimani||Khor Khoreh village in Mahabad||9 October||Civilian||Unknown|
|7||Arash Farshadfar||Mahabad||9 October||Civilian||Released after few hours|
|8||Saman Mohammadi||Baneh||9 October||A former member of a Kurdish opposition party||Unknown|
|9||Khadijeh Mahdipour||Ilam||10 October||Civil rights activist||Unknown|
|10||Sharif Khabat||Baneh||12 October||Civilian||Unknown|
|11||So'da Khadirzadeh||Piranshahr||14 October||Civilian||Taken to detention centre of Ministry of Intelligence in Orumiyeh|
|12||Fardin Moloudi||Sanandaj||20 October||Civilian||Taken to Sanandaj Central Prison|
|13||Ali Zolfi||Bukan||17 October||Civilian||Detained to serve 10-months and 10-days sentence, taken to Bukan prison|
|14||Osman Esmaeili||Saqqez||20 October||Labour activist||Taken to detention centre of Ministry of Intelligence in Sanandaj|
|15||Salah Alizadeh||Piranshahr||21 October||Civilian||Unknown|
|16||Diako Lotfi||Bukan||Late October||A former member of a Kurdish opposition party||Unknown|
|17||Loghman Ghaderi||Piranshahr||22 October||Civilian||Unknown|
|18||Mohammad Jujeh||Piranshahr||21 October||Civilian||Released after few hours|
|19||Ata Rahmanzadeh||Saqqez||23 October||Civilian||Detained to serve 11-months sentence, taken to Saqqez prison|
|20||Maryam Sadeghi||Sanandaj||23 October||Labor activist||Unknown|
|21||Shoaib Mahmoudi||Mirav village in Sanandaj||26 October||Civilian||Unknown|
|22||Aziz Ghadertaj||Oshnavieh||28 October||Teacher||Unknown|
In the past month, Iranian courts sentenced at least five people to prison sentences varying from seven months to seven years in prison.
Four of these sentences were given on charges of membership in various Kurdish opposition parties.
Separately, the Supreme Court of Sanandaj upheld Kurdish activist Roya Jalali’s two-year suspended prison sentence.
|Name||Resident of||Charged with||Date sentenced||Issuing court||Sentence||Explanation|
|1||Kamal Jabbarvand||Orumiyeh||Acting against national security by membership in Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI)||Early October||Branch 1 of Islamic Revolutionary Court in Orumiyeh||Seven years in prison||Currently imprisoned in Orumiyeh Central Prison|
|2||Anvar Taleshi||Orumiyeh||Acting against national security by membership in Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI)||Early October||Branch 1 of Islamic Revolutionary Court in Orumiyeh||Seven years in prison||Currently imprisoned in Orumiyeh Central Prison|
|3||Mohammad Taher Pourhossein||Naqadeh||Collaboration with a Kurdish opposition party and destruction of public property||Early October||Islamic Revolutionary Court in Naqadeh||15 months suspended prison sentence||Currently imprisoned in Naqadeh Prison|
|4||Ebrahim Shouriani||Baneh||Propaganda against the state||12 October||Branch 1 of Islamic Revolutionary Court in Saqqez||Seven months in prison||Media activist and admin of a Telegram channel|
|5||Roya Jalali||Sanandaj||Membership in the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK)||Mid-October||Branch 4 of Supreme Court in Sanandaj||Two years suspended prison sentence||Verdict of Branch 1 of Islamic Revolutionary Court upheld|
|6||Sardar Karamat||Oshnavieh||Membership in Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI)||Late October||Islamic Revolutionary Court in Oshnavieh||15 months in prison||Released on bail|
Kurdish Political Prisoner Released
In late October, the Iranian judiciary pardoned Kurdish political prisoner Saeid Sangar after 21 years in prison.
During his imprisonment, authorities denied Sangar temporary leave. They repeatedly filed new cases against him, accusing him of “communicating with the media”.
Iran Border Forces Wounded Husband and Wife
On 29 October, Iranian border guards shot and injured a Kurdish man and his wife in the border areas of Sardasht, West Azerbaijan province.
They shot Azad Rabet in the leg and his wife Shler Gharan in the arm while the two shepherds were grazing livestock close to a military outpost near the Iran-Iraq border.