Oshnavieh Archives - KHRN

Security forces arrest 14 Kurdish activists in Oshnavieh

Security forces have arrested at least 14 Kurdish activists in the city of Oshnavieh, West Azerbaijan Province, and several surrounding villages in recent days and taken them to an undisclosed location. Those arrested include Yousef Haji Khosh, Rahim Rafati, Fakhraddin Modarresi, Omid Rashid-Pak, Arman Ebrahimi, Salah Ghazi, Hesamoddin Mahmoudi, Mowloud Rousta, Hassan Rasouli, Jafar Rasouli, Mohammad Soltanpour, Ghafour Sheikh-Mohammadi, Hadi Lawa and Ako Ebrahimi. Hadi Lawa,...

Read more
September 26, 2022

Oshnavieh: Civilian injured by Iran government forces dies in hospital

A civilian by the name of Abdolsalam Ghader Galvani, who was shot by Iranian armed forces during the public protests held against the government killing of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, has died due to the severity of his injuries at Khomeini Hospital in Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan province. The civilian was taken to a hospital in Oshnavieh, West Azerbaijan province, after the armed forces opened fire on...

Read more
November 23, 2020

A Civilian Lost his Life in a Mine Explosion

On Saturday, Nov 21, a Kurdish civilian named Aziz Ronma died as a result of a mine explosion in one of the border areas of Oshnavieh, West Azerbaijan Province, a local source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The 42-year-old resident of the village of "Poleh" in Oshnoyeh lost his life due to sustaining serious injuries in a landmine explosion while shepherding livestock in...

Read more
January 20, 2020

Kurdish Civil Rights Activist Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has obtained information that Rashid Naserzadeh, director of the “Shno 24” Telegram Channel and environmental activists, has been released on a bail of 200 million tomans.  He was arrested by security forces on his way back to the Piranshahr-Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish) by security forces and taken to an unknown location on Tuesday 03, December.  Naserzadeh had previously been summoned and interrogated...

Read more
December 26, 2019

Four Kurdish Civilians Detainees Transferred to Oshnavieh Prison

Four Kurdish civilians Kamel Ahmadi Khanlar, Yusuf Ahmadi, Mohammad Amin Qazi and Kurosh Azizi were taken to Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish) prison during the past two days to endure their prison terms, a source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The four detainees had previously been sentenced to four years in prison by the Oshnavieh Revolutionary Court on charges of "membership of the Democratic Party of Iranian...

Read more
August 19, 2019

Kurdish Civilian Released from Orumiyeh Prison on Bail

Adel Salem Fard, a Kurdish detainee, was released from Orumiyeh Central Prison on bail. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has obtained information that Adel Salem Fard, a Kurdish civilian of Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish), was released from Orumiyeh Central Prison on a bail of 300 million tomans on Aug 18, 2019. This Kurdish civilian was arrested by forces of the Islamic Republic of Guards Corp (IRGC)...

Read more
August 17, 2019

A Kurdish Civilian Transferred to Orumiyeh Prison

Adel Salem Fard, a Kurdish civilian of Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish) who was arrested by the Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in late June, was transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison two months after his arrest. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has obtained information that this Kurdish civilian was detained on June 16, 2019 along with another civilian, Jebriel Salem Fard, by...

Read more
July 13, 2019

Six Civilians Arrested in Mahabad and Oshnavieh

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Following further arrests of Kurdish civilians in various cities, five civilians in Mahabad and another one in Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish) were arrested by security forces. KHRN has been informed that five other civilians including Heman Ismaili, Sohrab Qaderzadeh, Omid Qaderi, Khaled Koolani and Salim Shaikhnejad have arrested by security forces in the past few days during another massive arrest...

Read more
December 30, 2018

More Kurdish Civilians Arrested by Iranian Security Agents

Over past few days, two Kurdish civilians of Kamyaran and Sanandaj have been arrested by security forces and transferred to an unknown location while three civilians from Piranshahr and Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish), who were previously arrested, are still in detention at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention centre in Orumiyeh. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that...

Read more