Sanandaj Archives - KHRN

October 9, 2023

Extrajudicial Executions: Yahya Rahimi Killing

Joint Description of the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) and the Abdorrahman Boroumand Centre (ABC): This file is part of the joint documentary efforts of the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) and the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran (ABC). KHRN intends to document cases of extrajudicial executions related to Kurdish civilians and activists over time. For this purpose, it has utilized...

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March 7, 2023

Protests break out in Iran’s Kurdish cities as schoolgirl poisonings continue

Protest rallies were held today in front of the Ministry of Education in Kermanshah, Sanandaj and Saqqez in north-western Iran after the Iranian Teacher's Union called for protests against organised chemical gas attacks on girls' schools and the poisoning of students across the country. Iranian Police Special Units fired tear gas and shotgun pellets towards a gathering of teachers and families in Sanandaj, injuring at...

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February 6, 2023

IRGC intelligence detains Kurdish athlete in Iran’s Sanandaj

The Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested Kurdish athlete Pouya Rostamipour on the street in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, on 1 February. It took the civilian to the military security agency's detention facility in the city. After arresting the civilian, security agents raided his home and confiscated his family members' personal belongings, including cell phones and computers. Rostamipour is being held at the Shahramfar...

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December 13, 2022

Ex-husband kills woman in Iran’s northwestern Sanandaj

A man killed his ex-wife named Katayoun Aminian with multiple stab wounds in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, on 3 December. Reportedly, Aminian had an argument with her husband and separated from him due to physical violence. Aminian was 42 years old and a law graduate.

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December 8, 2022

Wounded, tortured young man dies in Iran’s Sanandaj

A 21-year-old man named Houman Abdollahi, who was injured yesterday during the public protests in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, passed away hours later due to the severity of his injuries after being taken to Sanandaj's Kowsar Hospital. The military-security forces initially wounded Abdollahi with shotgun pellets. They then hit him with batons and gave him an electric shock during the protests in the Hassan Abad neighbourhood...

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November 26, 2022

Iran intelligence ministry detains Kurdish professor in Sanandaj

Behrouz Chamanara, former head of the Kurdistan Studies Institute and assistant professor of the Department of Kurdish Language and Literature at Kurdistan University, was arrested in Sanandaj on 25 November. Forces of the Ministry of Intelligence kidnapped Chamanara on his way to his house in Sanandaj. So far, there is no information about his condition and whereabouts. The professor, who had recently been under intense pressure from...

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October 28, 2022

Iran forces kill three more protesters in Sanandaj, Mahabad

Iranian military-security forces have killed three civilians, including a child, during public protests in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, and Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province. A source in Sanandaj that spoke to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) said that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces wounded and detained a young man named Mohammad Lotfollahi on 26 October. He was taken to an undisclosed location in a van...

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October 23, 2022

Iran protests: Security forces kill two in Sanandaj, Kermanshah

Two Kurdish civilians named Ramin Fatehi and Ramin Karami have lost their lives as a result of torture and shooting by Iranian military-security forces in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, and Kermanshah, Kermanshah province, in the past few days. On 21 October, the office of the Ministry of Intelligence in Sanandaj summoned the family of Fatehi, one of the detainees of the recent protests. It informed them...

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March 21, 2020

Kurdish Activists Sentenced to Imprisonment

Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN) has learned that civil activists - Afshin Sheikholeslami , Armin Esperlus, Iraj Rahimzadeh, Fardin Karimi and Arman Vafaie- were sentenced to three months and one day in prison. The hearing was held by branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj, headed by Judge Saeedi. According to the verdict issued verbally to the lawyers of these prisoners on...

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