Bukan Archives - KHRN

October 16, 2023

Fate of eight Kurdish detainees remain unknown five months after arrest

More than five months have passed since the arrest of eight Kurdish civilians in Bukan, West Azerbaijan Province, and Baneh, Kurdistan Province, raising concerns about their well-being and the lack of information about their situation. The detainees, including Aboubakr Mamzadeh, Ahmad Mamzadeh, Javanmard Mam-Khosravi, Soran Ghassemi, Jalil Mowloudi, Rizgar Baba-Miri, Kaveh Salehi, and Pezhman Soltani, were taken to the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre in...

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September 20, 2023

Kurdish cities of Bukan, Saqqez remain under heavy military control

Reports from Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) sources indicate that the Islamic Republic of Iran's military-security forces continue to maintain their presence with light and semi-heavy weapons at the entrances to Saqqez, Kurdistan Province, and Bukan, West Azerbaijan Province, closely monitoring the movements of civilians. In both cities, these security forces and special police units remain prominently positioned in the streets and main squares. In addition,...

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September 18, 2022

Lawyers in Bukan declare readiness to represent Mahsa Amini’s case

A group of lawyers in Bukan, West Azerbaijan province, have expressed their sympathy for Mahsa (Zhina) Amini's family and declared their readiness to accept the representation of the case until the final result is reached. The full text of the statement is as follows: In the deplorable economic situation and the collapse of social values, the suspicious and tragic death of Ms Mahsa Amini (Zhina) has...

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August 17, 2022

Iran security forces detain 10 Kurdish civilians in Bukan, Mahabad

Following the new wave of arrests of Kurdish civilians and activists in Iran, at least 10 civilians were arrested by the security forces in the cities of Bukan, Mahabad, and Miandoab in West Azerbaijan province and taken to an undisclosed location in the past week. On 16 August, security forces simultaneously raided the houses of four civilians named Chia Pirzad, Shahram Bayazidi-Azar, Kambiz Bayazidi-Azar and...

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January 20, 2021

Security forces detain seven Kurdish civilians in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province

The security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have detained at least seven Kurdish civilians in predominantly Kurdish populated Piranshahr and Bukan cities in West Azerbaijan Province on 19-20 January, following a wave of detentions of the Kurdish civilians and political activists that had started on 9 January across the country.According to the information received by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, on 19...

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September 20, 2020

Kurdish Religious Activists Transferred to Prison

Three religious activists from Bukan- Mamosta Fayeq Shariatpanah, Taher Sheikhi and Amanj Hamzehzadeh- were transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison after more than 40 days in detention, reliable sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).  These people were transferred to the prison quarantine on Sunday, Sept 13, 2020, and then they were transferred to the Political and Religious Prisoners ward four days later. An informed source...

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January 10, 2020

Kurdish Civil Rights Activists Sentenced to Prison in Bukan

Three Kurdish civil rights activists, Jaka Ismailpour, Homan Faizi and Shaho Khezri, were sentenced to imprisonment by Branch 101 of the Bukan Criminal Court on charges of "disturbing public order by participating in an illegal rally”, informed sourced told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Jaka Ismailpour was sentenced to 3 months, Homan Faizi to 4 months and Shaho Khezri...

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December 22, 2019

Kurdish Female Forced to Make False Confession

A Kurdish resident of Bukan arrested during the November protests in Iran was forced to make a false confession, and transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison following her interrogation, a close relative of the detainee told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network. Fatemeh Davand was arrested in Bukan on 17 November and transferred to the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in Orumiyeh. She was under pressure...

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January 5, 2019

The office of the Association of Environmental Protection in ‘Welat’ of Bukan was evacuated by the Municipality & Police forces

The Iranian police and municipality officers forced closure of the office of the Association of Environment Protection in 'Welat' of Bukan at municipality mall. Various news sources had reported the pressure of the city's governor to close the afore-mentioned office and stop the activities of this environmental association. "On the afternoon of January 02, at 3 pm, the municipality and law enforcement agents attacked the...

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