Marivan Archives - KHRN

August 7, 2023

Kurdistan battling alarming forest fires, activists allege human involvement

After several days of relentless efforts by environmental activists and teams dispatched from various cities in Kurdistan, the raging wildfires that devastated the forests of Marivan, Kurdistan province, continue to pose a significant challenge. In an interview with the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), one of the environmental activists present in the affected area confirmed the presence of a human element in the extensive wildfires,...

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September 6, 2022

Protesting women demand security in Iran’s Marivan

A group of women gathered today in front of the justice building in Marivan, Kurdistan province, protesting against a lack of security for women in the city. Holding placards regarding the increase in violence against women, the demonstrators demanded security for women. In the past few days, a man, knowing that a woman in the neighbourhood was alone at home, tried to attack her by breaking...

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November 6, 2020

Kurdish Civilian Taken to Prison to Serve his Prison Term

"A Kurdish civilian from the village of Ney, Marivan County, Kurdistan Province, named Peshtiwan Afsar, was arrested after being summoned to the Revolutionary Court of this city and transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison to serve his five-year sentence.", reliable sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Peshtiwan Afsar was arrested by the Intelligence Unit of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) during the protest in...

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July 9, 2020

Tension in Bashmaq Border; Several Darwishes wounded by Shooting of Iran’s Border Guards

According to reports received from reliable sources in Marivan, riots have broken out at the Bashmaq border crossing in Marivan, Kurdistan province, and several dervishes were wounded as a result of shooting by border guards. Today, July 09,2020, about 2,000 Darwishes of Tariqat Ghaderi went to the Bashmak border crossing to attend the funeral of Sheikh Mohammad Kasanzani, the leader of the Qadiri Sufi leader...

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February 7, 2020

A Dentist Arrested in Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Dr. Omid Modaresi, a dentist and a well-known civil activist in Marivan, has been detained by security forces affiliated with the Marivan Intelligence Service about two weeks ago. On Wednesday, January 22, security forces arrested Dr Modarresi in his office and transferred him to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj. The reason for the arrest...

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February 1, 2020

Kurdish Civilian Arrested by Security Forces in Marivan

A Kurdish Civilian Osman Delangiz was detained upon visiting the Marivan Intelligence office. He was taken to an unknown place after his arrest, an informed source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). At the time of publishing this report, no accurate information has been released as to the reason for the detention and the fate of the Kurdish civilian. Delangiz was arrested earlier...

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January 29, 2020

Security Forces Attempt to Name “Borhan Mansournia” Killed in November Protests as a Martyrs of the Islamic Republic of Iran

"Security forces in Kermanshah and Marivan are trying to introduce Borhan Mansournia as one of the martyrs of the Islamic Republic of Iran," said a close friend of Borhan Mansournia who was killed in the November 2019 protests. Borhan Mansournia, a Kurdish civilian from Marivan and a vet graduated from Orumiyeh University, was shot by security forces during a mass protest in Kermanshah....

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January 21, 2020

Kurdish Civilian Arrested in Marivan

Amanj Nikpay, a 22-year-old Kurdish civilian from the village of Ney, has been arrested by the Intelligence Unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in Marivan. According to the latest reports, the Kurdish civilian still remains in detention while there is no exact information on the reason for his arrest. Khaled Nikpay’ s father, Amanj Nikpay, was also detained for several hours following a...

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January 17, 2020

Kurdish Civilian Transferred to Prison to Endure his Term

A Kurdish civilian called "Voria Faraji" from Ney village has been transferred to jail for serving his two-year sentence, an informed source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). He was sentenced to 5 years in prison by the Marivan Revolutionary Court in March last year on charges of "membership in the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran(PDKI)". Upon contesting the verdict,...

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