In recent weeks, some deprived porters in Iran’s western border areas, particularly Kurdistan province, were murdered and wounded by the suppressive State Security Forces (SSF), Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), and Border Guards.
On October 25, two porter near the cities of Baneh and Piranshahr were shot and wounded by the regime’s Border Guards.
On October 18, in the Chaldean border area of West Azarbaijan province, northwest Iran, SSF units opened fire on a group of porters and killed Amin Shams, a father of two children, one a newborn baby.
On October 17, the regime’s Border Guards in the border area of Baneh opened fire on a group of porter, wounding one.
On October 13, Border Guards opened fire and wounded three porter.
Within October, at least 12 porter were murdered and wounded as a result of SSF and IRGC units opening fire.
“Fifteen porters have been killed within two months” is the title of an article published in the state-run Jahane Sanaat daily on September 8.
“Nearly 15 porters have died over the past two months in border areas of Piranshahr and Sardasht. These incidents have taken place in border areas where passaging was previously free and legal,” the piece reads in part.
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