Thursday , 2 December 2021

Kurd border porter killed in by security forces in northwest Iran

Iran-HRM – Iran’s security forces shot and killed a Kurdish man in a mountainous border region where he was working as a porter.

Security forces in Sardasht, west Iran shot and killed Zhian Alipour a Kurd border porter on October 14.

He was shot at close range in the back by military forces in a base in Sardasht.

The slain porter was a father of two children and the brother of Kurd political prisoner Houshmand Alipour.

This is the last footage of Zhian Alipour before being shot at close range without prior warning. He was a porter. The 32 yo father of 2 was one of those who are forced into this dangerous line of work to provide for his family. #Iran #HumanRights— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) October 15, 2021

Human rights sources have repeatedly reported that Kurd porters were killed by the military and security forces of the regime.

According to these reports, in the past two months, more than 31 porters have been killed by the IRGC and the state security forces.

Porters are hired to carry heavy loads across the border for meager pay. Due to the lack of economic development, increasing poverty, and unemployment in western Iran, more and more Iranian Kurds are forced to take up this dangerous and harsh occupation. The regime categorizes kolbars as “smugglers” and routinely shoots and kills them.