In the past days, following the strike and protest of Bane citizens to the killing of two Kurdish kolbers, there is high security alert in Bane city due to the presence of numerous anti-riot forces. Moreover, a number of political and civil activists have gone on a 3-day hunger strike in protest to continuous killing of Kurdish kolbers by Iranian border guards while the majority of the city’s shops still remain closed in support of this protest.

According to the information obtained by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), on September 06, Bane citizens continued the protests for the third day despite the extensive presence of riot police in the streets and main squares of the city while city’s market remains half-closed.

“Now the city is filled with the sound of helicopters flying in the sky while anti-riot forces have been transferred from Saqiz and Sine to Bane to create an atmosphere of fear and terror as a military convoy. In the past two days, the internet connection has been interrupted in some parts of the city.”, an Eyewitnesses told Kurdistan Human Rights Network.

“At least five people have been wounded by anti-riot forces in the past clashes while a number of anti-riot forces have also been injured during protest rallies. Moreover, yesterday the hospital authorities closed the emergency department and refused to admit the wounded to the hospital following the order issued by security authorities of Bane city.”, one of the protesters who participated in the Bane protest yesterday told KHRN.

“A crowd of fifty citizens rallied briefly at the Cinema Square at 10 a.m. today in response to the call of Sardaşt civil activists to hold a protest rally.”, an informed source in the city of Sardaşt told KHRN.

In an interview with the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, a civilian activist said that the city had been completely militarised and the security forces had been stationed in front of the entrance to the majority of administrative offices in Merîwan city.

Early Monday morning, Iranian border guards killed Qadir Behramî (41) and Heyder Ferecî (22). The two men were reportedly not carrying goods and were simply crossing borders.

After carrying the dead bodies of the two men to the hospital, angry protestors stormed into the city hall while breaking the entrance and demanding justice for the victims. In response, armed guards have been positioned across the city centre and in front of governmental buildings.



Source: Kurdistan Human Rights Network ─ KHRN