Kolber Archives - KHRN

June 23, 2017

250 Activists in an Open letter Protest and Condemn killing of Kurdish Kolbars in Kurdistan

The latest on the reaction to the murder of Sirwan Azizi, Kurdish Kolbar, who was carrying several cartons of cigarettes in the Betush area in the outskirts of Sardasht, 250 activists in an open letter expressed their sympathy with Sirwan Azizi’s family and other Kolbar families who have lost their family members in recent years and condemn against killing of Kolbers by Iran's authorities...

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June 21, 2017

A Kolber wounded in a landmine explosion in Mariwan

A Kurdish Kolber (Border Couriers) from Mariwan stepped on a landmine that was left from the Iran-Iraq war in this area. According to the information received by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, a Kurdish Kolber, Anoushirvan Rezaei from Hilzawa Village of Mariwan wounded in a landmine explosion in the Darwaran, a border region of Mariwan, on Saturday, June 17, 2017. He is hospitalised in Mariwan and...

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October 24, 2016

Iranian forces continues systematic killing of Kurdish Kolber workers

Iranian forces have shot dead two Kurdish Kolber workers while another Kolber worker has been badly wounded at another shooting incident at the hands of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards [IRGC], a source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).. Kurdish Kolbers hardly earn small living by transporting items on their own backs between Iran and Iraq, where they are systematically targeted and killed by the...

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April 27, 2016

Kurdish Kolber workers in Iran go on strike to protest border closure

Kurdish shopkeepers, Kolber workers and tradespersons in the Iranian Kurdish city of Piranshahr have jointly protested against the border closure with the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq, a reliable source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The Iranian Kurdish city of Piranshahr is situated on the Iraqi Kurdish region’s border. “The protesters gathered outside the building of the city’s governorate in Piranshahr demanding complete opening of...

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April 6, 2016

Teenage Kurdish Kolber worker drowns in cross-border river

A 17-year-old Kurdish h Kolber worker, Abdolxalegh Ghafari, drowned while at work trying to cross the Choman-Baneh river in the Kurdish region on the Iraq-Iran border on 25 March. His body is yet to be found despite a thorough search by his family and local residents of the border area. “After unsuccessful efforts to find Abdolxalegh's body, a mourning ceremony was held for him on 29...

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March 17, 2016

Iranian troops shoot dead Kurdish Kasebkar in Mariwan

Iranian government troops shot dead a 22-year-old Kurdish Kasibkar (tradesperson) on false suspicion of smuggling in a village near the city of Mariwan (Marivan) on 6 March, a Kolber worker who witnessed the incident told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Kurdish Kasibkar worker Madih Partoee, 22, was shot dead by an Iranian government troops patrol that was under the command of Colonel Parvizi at the...

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