Iranian border guards Archives - KHRN

July 19, 2021

Iran border forces torture Kurdish kolbars in Chaldoran

Iranian border regiment has tortured and severely beaten five Kurdish kolbars with sticks and buttstocks near Issa Gulik village of Chaldoran in the border areas of West Azerbaijan province on the morning of 19 July. A source in Chaldoran told the KHRN that the border regiment of Saqiz outpost under the command of a person named Sadeghzadeh stopped kolbars Jamal Hassanpour, Baran Hassanpour, Hossein Firouzi,...

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August 15, 2020

Kurdish Border Porter Tortured by Iranian Border Guards at Nawsoud

On Tuesday, August 11, the Iranian border guards in Nawsoud, Kermanshah province, tortured a middle-aged Kurdish Border Porter –known as Kolbar- Reza Abdollahi during his temporary detention, a local source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The Kolbar has suffered serious head injuries from a gunshot wound to the head. He is from the village of "Tavgozi" in the city of Salas Babajani in Kermanshah province....

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October 10, 2019

Iranian Border Guards Shot Dead Border Porter, Injured Another in Sardasht

Iranian border guards have shot dead a Kurdish border porter –known as Kolbars- and wounded another one in Soore Goige border areas of Sardasht on October 8, 2019, a local sources told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The KHRN has identified the Kolbar who lost his life in this incident as Azad Qorbannejad from Mirshikh Haider village and the injured Kolbar is reportedly called Mohsen Bakr Aziz from...

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July 22, 2019

12 Kurdish Citizens Arrested by Iranian Border Guards in Kurdistan Region

A reliable source in the Kurdish region has told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that Piranshahr border guards had detained 12 Kurdish civilians from the Kurdistan province in Iraq and detained more than 400 sheep owned by these detainees. According to the source, yesterday at 03:00 am, a group of border guards of the Islamic Republic of Iran based in the border areas of the...

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April 15, 2019

Three Kurdish and Afghan Civilians Killed by Iranian Border Guards at Khoy Border Area

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): On Tuesday night, April 12, 2019, a Kurdish civilian and an Afghan family of six people were targeted by the Iranian border guards near the village of Tavarreh of Khoy. As a result of this shooting, the Kurdish civilian and two members of the Afghan family - the mother and son aged 13- were killed while another child of...

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December 7, 2018

One Kolbar Killed and Another One Wounded at the Border Areas of Oshnavieh and Orumiyeh

One Kolbar has been killed and another one injured in the border areas of Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish) and Orumiyeh by direct shooting of the Iranian border guards yesterday.  Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the border guards of Kile Shin of Shno opened fire on a group of the Kolbars on Monday morning, December 06, and immediately left the area. A few hours after the...

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December 4, 2018

Continued Killing of Kolbars and Tradesmen by Border Guards at Border Areas

Kolbars and border tradesmen spend deathlike days in the border areas of Kurdistan. Only in the past 48 hours, two kolbars have been shot by border guards in Piranshahr while another one has been wounded. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the Iranian border guards of Kani Khoda in Piranshahr targeted a caravan of Kolbars on the evening of Thursday, Nov 29,...

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December 3, 2018

A Sunni Cleric from Baneh Arrested for Criticising Killings of Kolbars

A Cleric from Baneh, who had criticised the government's policies in connection with the killings of Kolbars, was arrested and transferred to an unknown location. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Mamousta Abdul Baghchi Saeedi, the former Prayer Imam of the Tarkhan Abad Mosque of Baneh, was arrested by security forces and transferred to an undisclosed location on Sunday, December 11. On Friday,...

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November 29, 2018

Two Kolbars Wounded at the Border Areas of Sardasht and Orumiyeh

Two Kolbars have been injured in the border areas of Sardasht and Orumiyeh during the past two days by direct shooting of the Iranian border guards. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that a Kolbar named Mamish Alizadeh from Orumiyeh has been targeted by the shooting of border guards in a region called Dalanpar at the border area of Orumiyeh over the past...

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