A Kurdish Porter Killed by Iranian Border Guards

12:45 - 22 October 2019


HENGAW — A Kurdish porter, commonly known as Kolbar in Kurdish, was killed by Iranian forces in the border areas of Western Azerbaijan.

According to the reports received by Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Iranian border guards opened fire at a group of Kurdish porters overnight Sunday near Sardasht, killing one.

The victim is identified as Lughman Rashidzadeh, from Sardasht.

Meanwhile, another Kurdish porter was injured after falling from a cliff while Iranian border guards chased the group near Hawraman border areas.

He is identified as Sattar Rahim Nezhad from Sarvabad.