The wave of killings of Kurd carriers and tradesmen by security forces has increased in the past few days to the extent that only in the 10 past days, five Kurd carriers were killed after being directly targeted by security forces or after being chased by security forces under the suspicion of carrying smuggled goods…
On Sunday September 12, security forces chased the car of a man from Mahabad identified as Saman Kak Elahi under the suspicion that he was carrying smuggled goods. As a result, his car turned over and he passed away.
On Sunday, September 12, security forces in Marivan opened fire on a number of carriers killing a young man identified as Hamdi Khosh Namak, son of Mohammad Amin.
On the morning of September 17, security forces in Sardasht targeted a number of carriers and tradesmen killing a man identified as Shirzad Amani.
On the afternoon of Sunday, September 18, security forces in Sardasht targeted a number of cars killing a 27 year old man identified as Avat Yusefi who died on the spot. Eyewitnesses said he was not carrying any smuggled goods in his car and security forces murdered him for no reason.
On Wednesday, September 21, security forces opened fire on a number of tradesmen which led to the death of Ahmad Mam Rostam who was from Sardasht.
Local eyewitnesses have said that this person was not carrying any smuggled goods and the lack of judicial prosecution of security forces has led them to easily gun down Kurd border residents. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – Sep. 21, 2011)