Nowruz Archives - KHRN

March 26, 2021

Newroz celebrations carried out despite security atmosphere, summons, detentions

Iranian intelligence agencies have summoned more than 50 Kurdish activists in many Kurdish cities before Newroz celebrations, threatening them and banning the celebrations. Every year on 20 March, Kurds in different regions celebrate Newroz (known as Nowruz in Persian) by lighting fire and dancing. But as in the years before, the Intelligence Office and the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have...

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March 19, 2021

Iran’s IRGC prevent Kurds from celebrating Nowruz in Bukan, Saqqez

After announcements were made on social media that Nowruz (also Newroz in Kurdish) would be celebrated by lighting fire on Taragha mountain of Bukan and Roush mountain of Saqqez, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) blocked the roads leading to these mountains, preventing people from participating in the celebrations. In an interview with the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), a civil rights activist from Bukan...

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March 19, 2019

Kurdish Activists Summoned and Threatened on the Eve of Newroz in Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): The Ministry of Intelligence of Iran has warned people against holding celebrations on the eve of the Newroz( Nowruz) in various cities and villages in Kurdistan by summoning or calling a number of Kurdish activists. Several Kurdish activists, summoned and interrogated by the Intelligence Ministry Office in various cities of Kurdistan, have told KHRN about the pressure and threats of...

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March 2, 2019

Kurdish Activists Summoned and Threatened on the Eve of March 8 and Newroz in Sanandaj

In recent weeks, a large number of civil, political, labour, and women activists in Sanandaj, including Simin Chaichi- poet and women's rights activist- Seyyed Khaled Hosseini and Mozafar Salehania- labour activists and members of the Coordinating Committee for the creation of labour organisations- have been summoned and interrogated by the security agencies affiliated with the Intelligence Ministry, IRGC and the Law Enforcement Force. According to...

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