Suicide Archives - KHRN

February 26, 2024

Kurdish political prisoner takes own life due to torture in Orumiyeh

Kurdish political prisoner Shahin Gallehdar took his own life today due to the pressure and torture by the Ministry of Intelligence, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. Gallehdar, 50, from the village of Haki in Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan Province, was serving a two-year sentence in Orumiyeh Central Prison. The prisoner hanged himself in the political and religious prisoners' ward today after being transferred several...

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November 23, 2020

A Child Committed Suicide after Being Beaten by Her Father

A 17-year-old girl from the village of "Koozeh Rash" in Salmas, named Rojin Khedri, who was beaten by her father, committed suicide this evening by hanging herself and lost her life. The child's parents are said to have been separated years ago and she lived with her father."Last night, this child was severely beaten by her father and this morning she went to one of...

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September 30, 2019

Two Kurdish Prisoners Committed Suicide at Orumiyeh and Salmas Prisons

"A civilian, Vahid Karbala'i, committed suicide and lost his life at Ward 2 of Orumiyeh Central Prison. He was arrested last week for carrying 10 grams of drugs and he was transferred to the prison.“ a source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). According to the source, Vahid Karbala'i, a 35-year-old man who had been in prison for the past few days, had requested prison...

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June 1, 2018

A Kurdish Soldier Committed Suicide at Oshnavieh Detention Centre 

On the morning of May 30, a soldier from Piranshahr ended his life at Oshnavieh (Shno) detention centre by shooting a bullet into his head.  Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has identified this soldier as Samaran Beygzad. While the family of this soldier has been silent about the cause of their child's suicide, the governor of Oshnavieh has told ILNA news agency, that "The reason for...

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April 12, 2018

A Woman Committed Suicide in Sardasht

A woman from Sardasht ended her life by hanging herself. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that this woman had been suffering from breast cancer. The main cause of the suicide has not been identified so far. It should be noted that Fatemeh Jame was 40 years old and had three children.

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April 3, 2018

Iran: Concern Over Increasing Suicide Rates in Kurdistan

In the past few days, a young woman from Bukan and a middle-aged man from Orumiyeh ended their life by hugging themselves. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Saturday, March 31, a 54-year-old resident of the village of Dizaj Margoor known as Abdul Karim Khajavi has committed suicide and ended his life due to family problems. The reports indicate that a 30-year-old...

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April 1, 2018

Four Suicide Attempts During the First Days of the New Year

During the past few days, a woman and three men ended up their life with suicide in the cities of Sarabela, Bukan and Sardasht. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Friday, March 23, 2018, a citizen from Sardasht called "Milad Khojestat" has ended his life by hanging himself. He was married and the reasons for his suicide has been announced debt and...

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February 14, 2018

A Young Woman Committed Suicide in One of the villages of Orumiyeh

On Sunday, February 11, a young woman in “Bardian village” of Soma Bradost of Orumiyeh ended her life with a hunting gun due to Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) as Zainab Darwishi, 21 years old. It should be also noted that On Wednesday, February 18, a 26-year-old woman called "Laulau Moradi (married with 3 children) set herself on fire and ended her life due to...

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February 13, 2018

Concern Over Increasing Suicide Rates in Kurdistan

In the past few days, two young men and women have committed suicide and lost their life. Kurdistan Human Rights Network has been informed that “On Wednesday, February 18, a 31-year-old young man called “Iqbal Sarhadi" (an expelled student from University of Tabriz and resident of the Aqqa Mahaleh of Baneh) ended his life by taking a large number of pills.” According to friends and relatives,...

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