Kurdish Border Porters Archives - KHRN

April 9, 2020

One Kurdish Border Porter Killed and Two Others Wounded at Maku Border

On Monday, April 06, the border guards of the Islamic Republic of Iran opened fire on a group of Kurdish border porters –known as Kolbar- in the Bazargan border area of Maku County, West Azerbaijan Province,, killing one Kolbar called "Borhan Janikanlu" and injuring two others. "Janikanlu, 28 years old and married with two children was killed while two other Kolbars were injured in this shooting....

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February 1, 2020

Kurdish Border Porters Injured by Shooting of Turkish Troops

Two Kurdish border porters –known as Kolbar-  have been injured at the Ghotour border areas (Kutul) of Khoy as a result of being shot by Turkey’s military forces on January 26 and transferred by a Van to a hospital in Turkey, sources told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Informed sources in Ghotour have told KHRN that both Hussain Hadizadeh, 29, and Ali Hadizadeh,...

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January 7, 2020

Two Kurdish Border Porters Wounded in Khoy

The Iranian border guards directly targeted a group of Kurdish border porters -known Kolbars- at Baljuk village of Khoy on 5 January and injured two Kolbars, local sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). 20-year-old Behnam Alizadeh and 25-year-old Ali Yusefi were targeted and wounded by the border guards. The KHRN released a report on 5 January regarding the death of Kolbars in 2019. According to the...

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