Security Measures for Anniversary of Ghassemlou’s Assassination

HRANA News Agency – On the 22nd anniversary of Dr. Abdual Rahman Ghassemlou’s assassination, a number of cities in western Iran are witnessing increased security measures, and the presence of military forces are felt throughout the region.

Dr. Abdual Rahman Gahassemlou was a political activist and the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party from 1973 to 1989.On July 13, 1989, he was assassinated by perpetrators believed to be agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on the anniversary of Dr. Abdual Rahman Ghassemlou’s assassination, Kurdish citizens in various cities throughout Kurdistan and Western Azerbaijan Provinces are on strike in order to protest against this crime.This observance has become a long standing tradition amongst Kurdish citizens in the past few years.
In recent days, Iranian security and intelligence forces have summoned businessmen, vendors and salesmen to warn them not to close their shops and the bazaar.
As this report is being prepared, the heavy presence of military forces in various cities throughout West Azerbaijan Province has created tense security atmosphere in places such as Bukan, Saqqez, Urmia and Mahabad.