Indiscriminate Killings of Kurdish civilians known as Kulbar is rising in Iranian Kurdistan

Indiscriminate Killings of Kurdish civilians known as Kulbar is rising in Iranian Kurdistan

Even though the current Islamic Republic administration pledged to change its security approach toward Iranian Kurdistan, the indiscriminate killings of Kurdish Kulbaran (border couriers or tradesmen) has dramatically increased in first half of 2017, as compared to available statistics in previous year (2016). The indiscriminate and blind killing of Kurdish Kulbaran takes place in blatant violation of Iran’s domestic laws and international obligations.

KMMK-G has received reports of indiscriminate and blind killings of 144 border couriers known as Kulbar in the first seven months of 2017. Iranian border security forces killed 47 kulbars, and injured 97 kulbars. Border security forces involved in indiscriminate and blind killings do not respect Iranian domestic laws, which authorize the use of lethal force only as a last resort. Moreover, authorities arrested a significant number of kulbaran in 2017, confiscating their goods. In addition, hundreds of horses belonging to Kurdish Kulbars were also shot dead.

Due to high rates of unemployment, and land contamination caused by landmines and explosive remnants of the Iran-Iraq war that hamper seriously the daily life of civilians particularly the farmers, the nomads, the shepherds and traders, the Kurdish youth and farmers from four Kurdish provinces of Kermanshah, Kurdistan, Ilam and Wermê (West Azerbaijan) engage in smuggling commodities, such as tea, tobacco and fuel to earn a living.

(فارسی) موج اعتصاب زندانیان در زندانهای ایران گسترده تر شد

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(فارسی) اعدام ١٩ نفر تنها در مدت هفت روز گذشته در ایران

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(فارسی) بانگەوازی بۆ بەشداری لە ڕێپێوانێکی ناڕەزایەتی بۆ پشتگیری لە کەبوودوەند لە ژنێڤ

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(فارسی) پنج کولبر مرزی در سلماس با شلیک سپاه پاسداران کشته و زخمی شدند و اموال 30 کولبر در سردشت مصادره شد

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(فارسی) اعدام یک همشهری کورد اهل اشنویه در زندان ارومیه

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(فارسی) خودکشی یک زن در روستای نی مریوان

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(فارسی) یک فعال معترض به انتقال آب کارون در خوزستان بازداشت شد

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(فارسی) شلیک نیروی انتظامی در سقز کشته شدن ٥ شهروند کورد را در پی داشت

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(فارسی) خودکشی یک شهروند کورد بوکانی به علت فقر

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(فارسی) “خطر مرگ برای یک زندانی سیاسی کرد درزندان “میناب

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