KHRN releases report of human rights violations in Rojhilat in September

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network’s (KHRN) recent investigations reveal numerous cases of human rights violations against Kurdish civilians and activists in September 2023.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network’s (KHRN) recent investigations have revealed numerous cases of human rights violations against Kurdish civilians and activists from Iran in September 2023.

The KHRN Documentation and Statistics Centre has compiled a comprehensive report on the various violations perpetrated against individuals in Eastern Kurdistan (Rojhilat), which was presented in a monthly report.


According to these findings, Iran executed at least two prisoners for murder-related charges in the Parsiloun Prison in Khorramabad, Lorestan Province, on 30 September.

These are the executions of which the KHRN has been informed by its sources. However, the number of those executed is likely to be higher.


At least three young women were killed by their male family members in Rabat and Sardasht in West Azerbaijan Province, and Sarpol-e Zahab in Kermanshah Province during the past month.

Kolbars and tradesmen

In September, at least two kolbars were killed and 10 others were injured in the country’s western border areas.

Of these kolbars, two were killed and eight were injured by gunfire from Iranian border guards, one was injured after he was beaten by border forces and one was injured in a landmine explosion.

Killings of civilians

On 13 September, a Kurdish civilian from Eslamabad-e Gharb, Kermanshah Province, was killed by four bullets fired by Iranian military forces in Karaj.


On 3 September, civilian Pouya Babaei was beaten to death by security forces after being arrested in Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province.

Work accidents

In September, at least four workers lost their lives in work accidents in Bukan and Mahabad in West Azerbaijan Province and Baneh in Kurdistan Province.

Detentions and arrests

Throughout September, coinciding with the anniversary of the Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (Woman, Life, Freedom in Kurdish) uprising, Iranian forces arrested at least 182 civilians, including family members of the victims of the protests, activists and children.

Prison sentences

During the past month, Iranian courts sentenced at least nine people to prison terms ranging from three months to the death penalty.