Kusalan Mountain Archives - KHRN

July 10, 2023

IRGC continues to detain three activists without legal representation

The Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has been holding environmental activists Mohsen Dadgar, Saeid Dadgar, and Yasser Saberi in detention for over two weeks without access to legal representation or visits from their families. The activists were arrested by IRGC forces on 20 June while attempting to extinguish forest fires caused by IRGC shelling of Mount Kusalan. After their arrest, the individuals...

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June 26, 2023

IRGC abducts three activists fighting wildfires in Mount Kusalan

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) abducted environmental activists Mohsen Dadgar, Saeid Dadgar, and Yasser Saberi on 20 June while they were returning from the Kusalan mountain area where they had gone to control the wildfires. The fires were caused by the Revolutionary Guards shelling the area. After stopping their vehicle, the IRGC forces announced that travel to the Kusalan mountain area was prohibited and detained...

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June 16, 2023

IRGC continues militarisation, destruction of Mount Kusalan

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) today resumed bombing the protected areas of Mount Kusalan in Sarvabad, Kurdistan province. The IRGC's Shahramfar base and Beit-ol-Moqaddas Corps in Kurdistan are conducting a military operation in the area for the fifth consecutive day. At the same time, there have been reports of IRGC drones flying over Shaho Mountain in Kamyaran, Kurdistan province. Some villagers near Mount Kusalan spoke to...

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June 14, 2023

Security forces arrest civilian in Iran’s Hawraman

Security forces arrested civilian Aref Advai in the village of Selin in the Hawraman region of Sarvabad, Kurdistan province, on 13 June and took him to an undisclosed location. Plainclothes officers reportedly went to Selin village and arrested Advai without a warrant. The civilian's arrest comes at a time when the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is bombing Mount Kusalan between the villages of Selin and...

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June 13, 2023

IRGC deploys troops, shells Mount Kusalan in Sarvabad

Several villagers living near Kusalan Mountain in Sarvabad, Kurdistan province, spoke to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) and said that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) had bombed the area and deployed troops on 12 June. According to these civilians, in the morning, IRGC forces shelled part of Mount Kusalan near the village of Razab. Later at noon, an IRGC military convoy and several...

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