Ilam Archives - KHRN

January 9, 2023

Ten detained protesters go on hunger strike in Iran’s Ilam

Some 10 people arrested during the anti-government protests in the cities of Abdanan and Dehloran in Ilam province, western Iran, went on a hunger strike on 7 January to protest against their continued detention. The protesters have been transferred to a detention facility in the city of Ilam for temporary detention. Some of these people have been in detention for more than three months, and the...

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October 24, 2022

Iran: At least 8 civilians detained in Ilam’s Darreh Shahr

Iranian security forces detained at least eight civilians during the public protests held in Darreh Shahr, Ilam province, in the past few days. The names of the protesters are Hossein Adib, Reza Nazarpour, Payam Rezaei, Peyman Rezaei, Zabi Gholizadeh, Reza Ghassemi, Farzad Asadi and Rasoul Kiani. So far, there is no information about the fate of the detained protesters. On 19 October, a group of civilians held...

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December 15, 2020

Kurdish Civilian Taken to Prison to Serve His Imprisonment Sentence

Mehrab Bakhti, a Kurdish civilian from Ilam who had previously been sentenced to a total of one year and seven months in prison for "insulting the Supreme Leadership" and "propaganda against the state", has been arrested to serve his imprisonment sentence. A reliable source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that "about 10 days ago, law enforcement officers arrested Mehrab Bakhti at home and...

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April 2, 2020

At least 2,000 Iranian Kurdish civilians and activists were arrested from 21 March 2019 to 21 March 2020

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): At least 2,000 Iranian Kurdish civilians and activists were arrested from 21 March 2019 to 21 March 2020, in the provinces of Kurdistan, West Azerbaijan, Ilam and Kermanshah. The largest number of mass arrests was related to the November 2019 protests in the cities of Kermanshah, Sanandaj, Marivan, Javanrood, Orumiyeh, Ilam and Bukan, following the sudden rise in gas...

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April 9, 2019

Kurdish Poet Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN); April 09,2019: Kurdish poet, Hossein Bagheri (known as Jakan Baran), was released on Apr 7, 2019 on a bail of 50 million Tomans. This Kurdish poet was arrested at his home in Ilam on March 19. He published a video about his hunger strike from the time he was arrested until Apr 2, 2019 and released on bail on his Instagram...

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February 8, 2019

98 Child Marriages Registered in Ilam

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): During the last nine months, 98 child marriages have been registered in Ilam province according to Zahra Hemmati, the Director of Welfare Organization of this province. "98 child marriages under 15 years old have been registered in different cities of the province of Ilam in the last 9 months although this figure has decreased compared to the previous year's figure...

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November 28, 2018

Civil Protesters Summoned, Interrogated and Threatened with Murder by Security Forces

Since the victory of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Revolution, Kurdistan has always witnessed massive civil protests for various reasons. Recent protests concerned the execution of political prisoners, support for the referendum on the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan, Iran's attack on the headquarters of democratic parties in the Kurdish region, the high rate of inflation and education reformation. According to Article 27 of the Constitution...

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October 9, 2018

Strike of Marketers in Some Kurdish Cities

Following a call in social networks for a nationwide strike in protest to the poor economic situation and inflation, a large part of the markets in several cities (including Sanandaj, Kermanshah, Ilam, Baneh, Saqqez, etc) had closed their shops. Different sources of Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) have confirming the strike in various cities of Kurdistan while stated that the businessmen and marketers have been...

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April 1, 2018

Four Suicide Attempts During the First Days of the New Year

During the past few days, a woman and three men ended up their life with suicide in the cities of Sarabela, Bukan and Sardasht. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Friday, March 23, 2018, a citizen from Sardasht called "Milad Khojestat" has ended his life by hanging himself. He was married and the reasons for his suicide has been announced debt and...

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