Piranshahr Archives - KHRN

January 19, 2023

Security forces detain 10 Kurdish civilians in Iran’s Piranshahr

Iranian security forces arrested ten Kurdish civilians in Piranshahr, West Azerbaijan province, on 18 January, transferring them to an undisclosed location. The names of the detained civilians are Mobin Hosseinzadeh, Fakhraddin Omidfar, Ghader Omidfar, Vafa Rasouli-Azar, Taha Rasoulian, Ahmad Abdollahpour, Shaho Abdollahpour, Mohsen Ghaderi, Sina Dashmir and Ghader Mohammadpour. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that dozens of security officers raided the family homes of...

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January 20, 2021

Security forces detain seven Kurdish civilians in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province

The security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have detained at least seven Kurdish civilians in predominantly Kurdish populated Piranshahr and Bukan cities in West Azerbaijan Province on 19-20 January, following a wave of detentions of the Kurdish civilians and political activists that had started on 9 January across the country.According to the information received by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, on 19...

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September 7, 2020

Four Kolbars Killed by Iranian Border Guards

At least four Kolbars have been shot dead by Iranian border guards who opened fire on a group of Kurdish Border Porters - known as Kolbar- and traders in the border areas of Sardasht and Piranshahr in West Azerbaijan Province. On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, a group of Kolbars and border traders near the village of "Gholharsheh" were shot in Sardasht in a place called...

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December 13, 2019

Iranian Border Guards Target Kurdish Border Couriers in Baneh and Piranshahr, Two Injured

Two Kurdish border couriers (known as Kolbar) were shot and injured by the Iranian border guards in Baneh and Piranshahr border areas. Yadegar Ismaili, a Kolbar, was shot injured in the border village of Zaleh on 9 December, a local source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Ismaili, from the village of Zaleh, is married and has two children behind. He is currently undergoing treatment at Salaheddine Ayobi...

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November 15, 2019

Iranian Forces Kill Kurdish Tradesmen

The Iranian checkpoints forces in Bengin Khan of Piranshahr opened fire at a group of Kurdish border porters –known as Kolbar- and tradesmen crossing the border at the border highlands where one of the tradesmen was killed, local sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Kamran Bianak, from the village of Kohne Khaneh of Piranshar, was a 26- year old young man. According to the statistics compiled...

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November 13, 2019

Iranian Forces Open Fire Kurdish Border Porters, Three Wounded

The Iranian checkpoints forces in Kurdistan opened fire at the Kurdish Kurdish border porters –known as Kolbar- of which three of the Kolbars were wounded, local sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Hassan Heydari from the village of Tooreh at Safavid district of Khoy has been wounded by direct shooting of the checkpoint forces on 9 November. He is being treated at Khoy's Imam Khomeini Hospital...

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August 8, 2019

A Kolbar Killed by Iranian Border Guards

A 25-year-old Kolbar “Fakher Abdollahi” was killed by direct shooting of Iranian border guards in the border area of Piranshahr on August 07. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that, more than 10 horses were also killed during the shooting. Earlier, on July 30, 2019, Iranian border guards in the border area of “Shakge Rokhav" of Piranshahr also targeted a group of Kolbars at the...

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June 22, 2019

A Kolbar Lost his Leg while Three Others were Wounded

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Over the past week, at least three Kolbars in Sardasht and Piranshahr were wounded by direct shooting of military forces in Iran. Meanwhile, a Kolbar has also lost his leg in the Sardasht border area due to the mine blast. KHRN has obtained information that Sardasht Security forces targeted a vehicle of a tradesman "Sirvan Azizzadeh" from Sardasht on...

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April 18, 2019

Four Kolbars Killed and Two Wounded

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): As a result of a series of direct shooting of Iranian border guards, a Kolbar was killed while two others were wounded. Moreover, three Kolbars from Sardasht and Piranshahr died of frostbite at the borderlands of Piranshahr last nigiht. KHRN has been informed that a group of Kolbars in the frontier elevations of the Kani Khoda of Piranshahr have suffered...

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