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November 28, 2019

Kurdish Vet Shot Dead in Protests

A Kurdish civilian from Marivan and a vet graduated from Orumiyeh University was killed by security forces during a mass protest in Kermanshah. Borhan Mansournia was in Kermanshah on his military service after obtaining his degree.  “On 16 November, Borhan Mansournia was shot in the back. The bullet came out from his stomach and he was seriously injured for which he underwent surgery and lost his...

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November 21, 2019

Latest News of Protests in Kurdish Cities

Although the security situation in Kermanshah has calmed down as compared to the last few days of protests hit Iran, the presence of Special Forces around Azadi Square, Jafarabad, Boulevard, Dolatabad and Bagh Abrisham is tangible, several sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). A resident of Jafarabad district of Kermanshah confirmed that most victims of the protests had been shot by the security forces, adding...

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May 3, 2019

Security Forces Attempted to Arrest a Kurdish Activist in Kermanshah

Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Kermanshah Security Polices visited the house of Shahriar Tahmasebi’s mother to arrest this Kurdish activist and transfer him to prison to serve his two years imprisonment sentence, but he was not at home. The officers also seized the personal laptop of Tahmasebi when searching the house. Shahriar Tahmasebi and four other cultural activists were arrested by security forces in the...

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February 15, 2019

Protest Gathering of Teachers in Several Cities of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN)- Both retired and employed teachers held a protest gathering in front of the Kurdistan Provincial Education and Training department in Sanandaj on Thursday, February 14. The protestors were holding up signs with slogans such as “Learning mother tongue is every human's right, Free education for all citizens, training system modifications, and the end of the privatisation program.” Teachers at the gathering...

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December 17, 2018

Harassment of Travellers by Security Police Officers at Kamyaran & Kermanshah Borders

Over the past few months, harassment of civilians by security police officers at Kamyaran and Kermanshah has raised protest of some citizens. A civilian who was harassed at the Qazanchi checkpoint in Kermanshah told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that "For the past several months, security officers and anti-smuggling forces were deployed to the checkpoint of the Qazanchi in Kermanshah and Kamyaran to interrogate and...

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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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July 12, 2018

Mass Arrests of Kurdish Activists in Different Cities of Kurdistan

In the past few days, security forces have arrested at least seven Kurdish civil and cultural activists in Kangavar, Kermanshah, and Koohdasht. There is no information available on the fate of several of them. An anonymous source, who did not want to be identified for security reasons, has told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that on July 05, security forces had attacked the houses of...

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June 27, 2018

Strike in Kermanshah Bazaar over the Devaluation of Rials

Following the strike and protests in some parts of Iran, including Tehran capital's Grand Bazaar, a number of the merchants in Kermanshah Bazaar have held a strike against the collapse of the Rials value on the foreign exchange market. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the majority of shopkeepers in the Kermanshah's Arg shopping centre have joined the nationwide protests by closing...

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