Iran  10 July 2019

  • Last week, Iranian security forces killed three Kurdish border porters (Kolbars) and wounded four. Iranian border guards wounded two Kolbars near Sardasht. On Wednesday, an Iranian ambush killed one Kolbar and injured another near Nowdeshah. On Thursday, a Kolbar from Piranshahr named Younis Alton succumbed to injuries suffered at the hands of Iranian border guards four days ago. On Saturday, another Kolbar was killed in the vicinity of the Kanizada border crossing near Sardasht. Since the beginning of 2019, the Iranian regime has killed 43 Kolbars and injured 79.
  • On Saturday, around 250 acres of forest and farmland were burned following a suspected arson attack in Ravansar. According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association (KMMK), the fire also injured three Kurds.
  • In Dehgolan, Iranian intelligence officers (Ettela’at) arrested a Kurdish man named Mohammed Karawnan for “connection with a Kurdish opposition party.” No further information was released by Iranian authorities regarding Karawnan’s arrest or detention.

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