Dozens of human rights violations in Iran’s Kurdish areas in 2021

At least 160 cases of Kolbar deaths and injuries were reported in Iran’s Kurdish populated areas in 2021, according to a report from a human rights group.

Out of the 46 murdered, “17 were killed by Iranian military forces and four by Turkish forces,” the report added, as Kolbars are the frequently targeted by Iranian border guards. Another Kolbar, 17, committed suicide after the border guards confiscated his mules.

The watchdog’s data showed that four Kurdish political activists of the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDP-I) were assassinated overseas.

KDPI member Mousa Babakhani was found dead, bearing signs of torture in Erbil in August.

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Joie Cooper

Joie Cooper

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short. Coffee connoisseur. Part time writer, writes about politics in middle east and anything interesting