Kermanshah Earthquake Archives - KHRN

July 24, 2019

Earthquake-Stricken People of Sarpol-e Zahab Refuse to Excavate Emergency Shelters

On Sunday, July 21, 2019, a group of Earthquake Stricken people held a protest gathering at the entrance and outskirts of the city of Sarpol-e Zahab in response to water and electricity disconnection. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed by sources in Sarpol-e Zahab that this gatherings, held in both the afternoon and midnight, led to violence after the police forces intervened. Another...

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February 23, 2018

People’s Donations to Earthquake Victims Have Been Confiscated by Governmental Agencies

In the past few days, Donations collected by members of the Qur'an School to help Earthquake Victims in Salas Babajani have been confiscated by governmental forces. "On Tuesday, February 13, intelligence and security forces and the Red Crescent Societies of Salas Baghajani raided the place where popular donations were held and confiscated the donations collected by members of the Qur'an school.", a reliable source told...

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December 18, 2017

Kermanshah Earthquake; The Crisis of the Legitimacy of Sovereignty and a new Chapter in Popular Spontaneous Movements

Kurdistan Human Rights Network - A strong earthquake (measuring 7.2 magnitudes on Richter scale) hit Kermanshah province on 12 November 2017. This earthquake was so severe that it was felt in almost all of the western provinces of Iran although it’s main source was a city known as Sar-e-Pul Zahab, located in Kermanshah province, adjacent to the Iraqi border. According to official statistics, the...

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