Border Regiment Shoots and Wounds Kolbar (Cross-Border Laborer) in Outskirts of Baneh

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kordpa, on May 5, 2021, a border regiment’s direct shot wounded cross-border laborer Masoud Mohammadi, a resident of Nanour village in Baneh.

According to the report, Mohammadi was shot directly and without any prior notice by the border regiment, and then taken to a medical center for treatment in Baneh.

Kolbars’ work is difficult, largely-unregulated manual labor that people do in border areas with high levels of unemployment. Dozens of kolbars are injured and killed yearly from accidents, dangerous conditions, and border guard shootings.

A section of 2020 The Annual Report of Iran Human Rights addresses the citizens who have been killed or injured by military forces.

According to the report, border guards and law enforcement murdered 36 and wounded 109 kolbars in 2020 alone. An additional 5 workers were killed and 4 injured due to climactic and geographical working conditions such as frostbite-inducing temperatures, avalanches, and falling from great heights.


Nine Other Prisoners Were Hanged in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj

HRANA News Agency – Following the recent wave of executions, nine more prisoners, who were charged with drug related cries, were executed by hanging on Sunday at dawn in Ghezel Hesar prison, and the corps were delivered to their families.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), nine more prisoners with charges of drug related crimes were hanged in Ghezel Hesar prison on March 7th. Continue reading “Nine Other Prisoners Were Hanged in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj”