Mahabad Archives - KHRN

November 22, 2023

Extrajudicial Executions: Rebaz Salehivand Killing

Joint explanation of the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (Network) and the "Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran (ABC): This case is a part of the collaborative documentation of the Kurdistan Human Rights Network and the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network intends to gradually document cases of extrajudicial executions of Kurdish citizens and activists. For this purpose, the network has...

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November 23, 2022

IRGC forces kill young Kurdish man in Iran’s northwestern Mahabad

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces shot and killed a 21-year-old man named Rebaz Salehivand with shotgun pellets in Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province, on 22 November. "Yesterday morning, near the village of Haji Mamian in Mahabad, Rebaz Salehivand and one of his friends, whose identity is unknown, were shot by IRGC forces from a distance of a few meters while driving a motorcycle, and...

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October 28, 2022

Iran forces kill three more protesters in Sanandaj, Mahabad

Iranian military-security forces have killed three civilians, including a child, during public protests in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, and Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province. A source in Sanandaj that spoke to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) said that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces wounded and detained a young man named Mohammad Lotfollahi on 26 October. He was taken to an undisclosed location in a van...

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October 19, 2022

Wounded, tortured detainee in critical condition in Iran’s Mahabad

The health condition of a veterinarian from Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province, named Peyman Golabi, who was injured and arrested by Iranian security forces on 12 October, is reported to be critical. Golabi is currently held in the detention centre of the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Mahabad without the right to access medical services. The security forces shot Golabi with shotgun...

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August 17, 2022

Iran security forces detain 10 Kurdish civilians in Bukan, Mahabad

Following the new wave of arrests of Kurdish civilians and activists in Iran, at least 10 civilians were arrested by the security forces in the cities of Bukan, Mahabad, and Miandoab in West Azerbaijan province and taken to an undisclosed location in the past week. On 16 August, security forces simultaneously raided the houses of four civilians named Chia Pirzad, Shahram Bayazidi-Azar, Kambiz Bayazidi-Azar and...

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February 5, 2021

Iran arrests two Kurdish civilians in Mahabad

Iranian security forces have arrested two Kurdish civilians in the western city of Mahabad, in the past week, in the continued wave of arrests of the Kurds in the region.The arrested civilians were taken to yet-unknown locations, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).On 2 February, security forces detained Kurdish young man Shahab Ahmadi without an arrest warrant.Two days earlier, on 31 January,...

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September 25, 2020

Civilians Killed by Security Forces

A Jeep vehicle was targeted by security forces near the village of Chavargah, Mahabad county, West Azerbaijan province, as a result of which all the four passengers of the car were killed, Sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). According to reports, on the evening of Tuesday, September 16th, special forces of the Ministry of Intelligence and the Hamzeh base of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)...

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July 5, 2020

Four Kurdish Civilians Arrested by Security Forces

In the past few days, security forces in Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province, have detained four Kurdish civilians and transferred them to an unknown location. "On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, security forces arrested three civilians named Soran Nasiri, Omid Abbasi and Soran Mokhtari in the city of Gog Tappeh, the villages of Inder Qash and Haji Khosh of Mahabad. The security forces searched the homes of these...

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July 19, 2019

Seven Kurdish Civilians Arrested in Kurdistan

Following further arrests of Kurdish civilians and activists during the past few days, seven other Kurdish civilians have been arrested in Orumiyeh, Shahin Dezh, Takab, Mahabad and Sanandaj. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has obtained information that Sanandaj security forces have arrested Ramadan Soltaniyan at his home on July 6, 2019 and transferred him to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj. Ramazan Soltaniyan's sons...

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