Maku Archives - KHRN

June 7, 2023

IRGC forces shell Bouralan border area in northwest Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Guards yesterday bombed the Bouralan border area in Maku, West Azerbaijan province, in the north-west, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. On 6 June, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) warned residents of villages around the border heights of Bouralan that they would not be allowed to travel to the area for a few days. At the same time, the KHRN has...

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October 22, 2020

The Family of A Kolbar Killed by Border Guards Had to Pay for the Bullet Price to Release His Body

On Sunday, October 18, a Kurdish border porter –known as Kolbar- named Omid Shams was killed during a shooting by Iranian border guards in the border areas of Chaldoran in West Azerbaijan Province. After transferring the body of this Kurdish civilian to Mako Forensic Medicine, his family had to pay two million tomans [for the bullet used by the guard’s to kill him] for...

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January 24, 2020

Continued Detention of Kurdish Civilian after Five-Month

Hajar Ardesi, a Kurdish civilian from the village of Agh Gol located in Maku County, has been detained by the Intelligence Unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) since late August and he is still in custody, a reliable source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). "Ardesi was transferred to the Khoy prison after five days in detention at the ...

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August 23, 2017

A Kurdish juvenile Kolbar was Shot Dead by Iranian Border Guards

Iranian border guards  shot dead a Kurdish juvenile Kolbar in Yarim Ghie Alia Village of Maku. On Monday, August 21, an 17-year-old Kurdish Kolbar "Vahid Dolatkhah Jankanloo” was shot dead by Bazargan border guards in Yarimthe Yarim Ghie Alia Village of Mako while carrying several cartons of cigarettes. He was targeted from a very close distance and severely wounded. After wounding this Kolbar, the armed...

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