Kurdistan Region of Iraq Archives - KHRN

Iran’s IRGC shoots dead Iraqi Kurdish man fighting border fire

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) stationed in the border area of Bamo in the Ezgeleh district of Salas-e Babajani, Kermanshah province, western Iran, shot dead Qazi Mustafa, a 50-year-old resident of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, while he was extinguishing a fire in the border areas. A source that spoke to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) said: "On 11 July, a mountainous area...

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July 13, 2023

PDKI member assassinated in Iraqi Kurdistan

Siamand Shaboyi, a member of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), was assassinated near Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, on 12 July. This comes just a week after two other members of the same party, Loghman Aji and Adel Mohajer, were assassinated in a recreational area in Qaladza, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has...

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April 25, 2022

Activists condemn Turkish attacks on Kurdistan Region of Iraq

A group of civil rights activists, law experts, and lawyers have issued a statement on 21 April, condemning the recent military aggression of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The statement said that by "invading" the region, Turkey violated the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Iraq and committed a "crime of aggression". "We call on governments and international bodies, and...

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July 16, 2021

Unknown offenders kill Iranian Kurdish activist in Iraqi Kurdistan

A group of unknown offenders have killed an Iranian Kurdish political activist Behrouz (Rebin) Rahimi, in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, on 14 July. A CCTV footage published from the moment of the incident shows that a group of people followed Rahimi by a BMW car with tinted glass and no license plate and shot him with pistol-type guns equipped with silencers. The activist’s wife, Zoleykha...

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