At least 16 Kurdish Porters Killed, Injured in August

13:08 - 1 September 2019


HENGAW — During the month of August, at least 16 Kurdish porters (also known as Kolbar in Kurdish language), were killed or injured along the borders of Iranian Kurdistan.

According to the data center of Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, 94% of the victims were the result of direct shooting by Iranian border guards and security forces.
Statistics confirm that 6 people were killed and 10 others were injured.

Cause:
Shooting: 15 cases (6 killed and 9 injured)… 94%
Natural accidents: 1 case (1 injured)… 6%

Provinces:
Western Azarbaijan Province: 13 cases (4 killed and 9 injured).
Kurdistan Province: 2 cases (2 killed).
Kermanshah Province: 1 case (1 injured).