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 January 2022.
The followings are the detailed information collected by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) statistics and documentation centre regarding these violations.
In January, Iran executed three prisoners in the cities of Mehran, Eyvan-e Gharb, and Ilam in the western province of Ilam, for “premeditated murder”.
One prisoner was executed in Oshnavieh, in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan, over drug-related charges.
These are the cases 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.
Killings of Civilians
In January, Iranian security forces shot three civilians. Two of these civilians were injured and a seven years old child named Mizgin Palangi lost her life.
On 27 January, a man killed his ex-wife and her mother and sister in Iran’s western Kermanshah.
Kolbars and Tradesmen
In January, one kolbar was shot and killed by border forces and one lost his life in an accident.
Additionally, at least 11 Kurdish kolbars were injured in this period.
Seven of these kolbars were injured following shootings by Iranian border forces in the country’s western borders. One kolbar fell from mountain heights, two were injured in a landmine explosion, and one was injured in an accident.
In January, landmine blasts injured six civilians in Iranian Kurdistan.
Reportedly, four of these were children and two were kolbars.
Detentions and Arrests
Throughout January, Iranian security forces detained at least 46 people in Iranian Kurdistan.
These include many civilians, nine activists, and a filmmaker.
Six of these people were jailed to serve various sentences in the prisons of Naqadeh and Bukan in West Azerbaijan province, Kermanshah in Kermanshah province, and Sanandaj in Kurdistan province.
In January, Iranian courts sentenced at least four people to prison sentences varying from six months to 20 months. Two of these were suspended sentences.
One prisoner was charged with “propaganda against the state”, “insulting the supreme leader”, and “insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic”, two were charged with “propaganda against the state”, and one with “collaboration with the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan”.
Civilian Self-immolated in Ilam
In the past month, a 43-year old man set himself on fire in Iran’s western Ilam province due to economic reasons. Reportedly, 60 per cent of his body has burnt.
|Name||From||Charged with||Execution date||Execution location||Explanation|
|1||Hamed Manouchehri||Mehran||Premeditated murder||20 Jan||Ilam Central Prison||Executed after 2.5 years in prison|
|2||Mohammad Karimnezhad||Eyvan-e Gharb||Premeditated murder||20 Jan||Ilam Central Prison||Executed after 7 years in prison|
|3||Sobhan Shohani||Ilam||Premeditated murder||20 Jan||Ilam Central Prison||Executed after 4 years in prison|
|4||Mir Soltan Amiri||Oshnavieh||Drugs||27 Jan||Orumiyeh Central Prison||Executed after 3.5 years in prison, 70 years old|
Killings of Civilians
|Name||Location of incident||Date of incident||Explanation|
|1||Mizgin Palangi||Charuymaq||19 Jan||Shot by police|
|2||Wrya Hassani||Baneh||21 Jan||Shot & injured by security forces, 29 years old|
|3||Chiako Karimi||Sarvabad||29 Jan||Shot & injured by security forces, 23 years old|
|1||Unknown||Kermanshah||27 Jan||Killed by ex-husband, 31 years old|
|2||Unknown||Kermanshah||27 Jan||Killed by daughter's ex-husband, 55 years old|
|3||Unknown||Kermanshah||27 Jan||Killed by sister's ex-husband, 35 years old|
Kolbars and Tradesmen
|Name||From||Incident location||Incident date||Dead/injured||Explanation|
|1||Omar Yaghoubi||Kalash Bakhan village in Javanrud||Nowsud border areas||2 Jan||Injured||Shot by border forces, 49-year-old, father of three|
|2||Salah Shah-Moradi||Ziran village of Javanrud||Nowsud border areas||2 Jan||Injured||Shot by border forces|
|3||Hatam Allah-Veysi||Javanrud||Nowsud border areas||5 Jan||Injured||Fell from border heights after being chased by border forces|
|4||Mohammad Mohammadi||Sardom village of Ravansar||Nowsud border areas||7 Jan||Injured||Shot by border forces|
|5||Osman Mohammadi||Hashamar village of Salas-e Babajani||Nowsud border areas||8 Jan||Injured||Landmine explosion, 40 years old|
|6||Yasser Sahraei||Kolsa village of Javanrud||Nowsud border areas||11 Jan||Injured||Landmine explosion|
|7||Mehran Rahmani||Manijalan village of Baneh||Kileh border area in Baneh||24 Jan||Dead||Shot by border forces, 24 years old|
|8||Ebrahim Rahmani||Manijalan village of Baneh||Kileh border area in Baneh||24 Jan||Injured||Shot by border forces, 45 years old|
|9||Hawre Ahmadi||Manijalan village of Baneh||Kileh border area in Baneh||24 Jan||Injured||Shot by border forces|
|10||Osman Rasouli||Baneh||Sardab border area in Baneh||25 Jan||Injured||Shot by border forces|
|11||Milad Rostami||Salas-e Babajani||Nowsud border areas||25 Jan||Injured||Shot by border forces, 26 years old|
|12||Loghman Abdollahi||Javanrud||Paveh-Nowsud road||31 Jan||Dead||Accident|
|13||Mokhtar Abdollahi||Javanrud||Paveh-Nowsud road||31 Jan||Injured||Accident|
|Name||Location of Incident||Date of incident||Status||Description|
|1||Zolfaghar Moradkhani||Mehran border areas||6 Jan||Injured||Child|
|2||Saman Moradkhani||Mehran border areas||6 Jan||Injured||Child|
|3||Erfan Farzi||Mehran border areas||6 Jan||Injured||Child|
|4||Zolfaghar Farzi||Mehran border areas||6 Jan||Injured||Child|
|5||Osman Mohammadi||Shushami, Nowsud||8 Jan||Injured||Kolbar|
|6||Yasser Sahraei||Nowsud border areas||11 Jan||Injured||Kolbar|
Detentions and Arrests
|Name||Detention location||Detention date||Activity||Location held and latest status|
|1||Chako Ghalandari||Naqadeh||4 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|2||Vahed Mowloudi||Yuneslu village of Naqadeh||4 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|3||Masoud Khalifani||Naqadeh||4 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|4||Hossein Khaliani||Naqadeh||4 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|5||Omid Zarei||Divandarreh||4 Jan||Civilian||Taken to Detention Center of Intelligence Organisation of IRGC in Sanandaj|
|6||Afshin Dehghani||Divandarreh||4 Jan||Civilian||Taken to Detention Center of Intelligence Organisation of IRGC in Sanandaj|
|7||Zanko Shir-Mohammad||Divandarreh||4 Jan||Civilian||Taken to Detention Center of Intelligence Organisation of IRGC in Sanandaj|
|8||Heidar Samadi||Shaghala village of Divandarreh||4 Jan||Civilian||Taken to Detention Center of Intelligence Organisation of IRGC in Sanandaj|
|9||Salah Valad||Divandarreh||4 Jan||Civilian||Taken to Detention Center of Intelligence Organisation of IRGC in Sanandaj|
|10||Rahim Bahemmat||Oshnavieh||5 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|11||Bayazid Kharazm||Khanlar village of Oshnavieh||7 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|12||Khavari Kharazm||Khanlar village of Oshnavieh||7 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|13||Ayoub Musa||Oshnavieh||7 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|14||Zahra Mohammadi||Sanandaj||8 Jan||Kurdish language teacher and cultural activist||Detained to serve 5 years in prison, taken to Juvenile Detention Center of Sanandaj|
|15||Heidar Ghassabi||Paveh||8 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|16||Shna Ahmadi||Paveh||8 Jan||Civilian||Detained to serve 91 days in prison, taken to Juvenile Detention Center of Kermanshah|
|17||Payam Menbari||Sanandaj||9 Jan||Civilian||Held in detention center of Ministry of Intelligence in Sanandaj|
|18||Sherko Menbari||Sanandaj||9 Jan||Civilian||Held in detention center of Ministry of Intelligence in Sanandaj|
|19||Kamran Takouk||Kermanshah||12 Jan||Poet and civil rights activist||Arrested after being summoned by Intelligence Organisation of IRGC, released on bail a few days later|
|20||Hossein Saedi||Sonqor||15 Jan||Athlete||Transfer to Sonqor Prison|
|21||Morad Saaei||Oshnavieh||23 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|22||Siamand Kharazm||Oshnavieh||24 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|23||Yousef Amini||Oshnavieh||24 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|24||Aso Sheikhe||Oshnavieh||24 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|25||Chia Aghabeygpour||Bukan||25 Jan||Civilian||Detained to serve 18 months in prison, taken to Bukan prison|
|26||Diyako Tara||Piranshahr||26 Jan||Civilian||Detained to serve 6 months in prison, taken to Naqadeh prison|
|27||Dana Ahmadpour||Baneh||27 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|28||Zana Ahmadpour||Baneh||27 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|29||Sohaib Yar-Ahmadi||Javanrud||26 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|30||Hossein Ghoreishi||Bukan||27 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|31||Hemin Rasoulnezhad||Bukan||27 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|32||Shamzin Ahmadi||Bukan||29 Jan||Civilian||Detained to serve 5 months in prison, taken to Bukan prison|
|33||Arash Mohammadi||Bashmaq border||29 Jan||Civilian||Worker from Sanandaj, arrested on his way back from the Kurdistano Region of Iraq|
|34||Ayoub Hadisi||Piranshahr||29 Jan||Environmentalist||Unknown|
|35||Rahman Khedmatgozar||Piranshahr||29 Jan||Environmentalist||Unknown|
|36||Zamaneh Ziviyeh||Saqqez||29 Jan||Civil rights activist||Unknown|
|37||Meghdad Hassannezhad||Saqqez||29 Jan||Filmmaker||Unknown|
|38||Khabat Shakiba||Sanandaj||29 Jan||Labor activist||Unknown|
|39||Rebwar Abdollahi||Sanandaj||30 Jan||Labor activist||Unknown|
|40||Faryad Shilan||Piranshahr||30 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|41||Ali Omarpour||Piranshahr||30 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|42||Morad Mamah-Rash||Piranshahr||30 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|43||Shaban Mohammadi||Marivan||30 Jan||Teachers' union activist||Held in detention center of Ministry of Intelligence in Marivan|
|44||Morad Moradi||Piranshahr||30 Jan||Civilian||Detained to serve 24.5 months in prison, taken to Naqadeh prison|
|45||Jabbar Dousti||Marivan||31 Jan||Teachers' union activist||Released after a few hours|
|46||Yousef Omarpour||Piranshahr||31 Jan||Civilian||Unknown|
|Name||Resident of||Charged with||Date sentenced||Issuing court||Sentence||Explanation|
|1||Khadijeh Mehdipour||Ilam||Propaganda against the state, insulting the supreme leader, insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic||Early Jan||Islamic Revolutionary Court of Ilam||20 months in prison||Currently held in Ilam Prison|
|2||Ahmad Mahmoud-Hassan||Piranshahr||Collaboration with the KDPI||Early Jan||Criminal Court of Piranshahr||6 month in prison||Released on bail|
|3||Armin Esperlous||Sanandaj||Propaganda against the state||25 Jan||Branch 1 of Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj||One year suspended prison sentence|
|4||Maryam Sadeghi||Sanandaj||Propaganda against the state||Late Jan||Branch 1 of Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj||One year suspended prison sentence|