In 1402 solar year, 439 Kolbers were killed and wounded

06:51 - 22/3/2024

In 1402 solar year, 439 Kolbers were killed and wounded

The statistics of kolber casualties in 1402 Iranian calendar: 439 Kolbers were killed and wounded.

   Hana: At the end of the Iranian calendar year, Hana human rights organization statistics center will present the data and statistics recorded in this organization's statistics center related to human rights incidents and events in the provinces of Kermanshah, Ilam, Kurdistan and West Azarbaijan (Urmia). These statistics have been prepared with the utmost efforts of Hana's colleagues, and due to the existence of censorship in Iran, it cannot cover all the events. In this section, Hana Human Rights Organization Statistics Center presents the statistics of the casualty of the Kolbers and Kurdish traders in 1402 solar year in different regions of Kurdistan provinces that have been registered in this statistics center.
According to these statistics, in 1402 soler year, a total of 439 Kolbers were killed and injured during carrying load (Kolbari).
All the killed and injured cases are male.
Out of a total of 439 Kolbers, 43 Kolbers were killed and 396 Kolbers were injured, which are:
Kolbers killed:
33 Kolbers were shot and killed by direct fire of the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran
6 Kolbers were killed due to natural disaster (cold, freezing, falling from heights).
4 Kolbers were killed by car accident due to a chase by the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran
353 Kolbers were injured by direct fire of the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran
13 Kolbers were beaten and injured by the armed forces of the Islamic Republic
12 Kolbers were injured due to natural disasters (cold and freezing, falling from heights).
9 KOlbers were injured as a result of car accident caused by the pursuit by the forces of the Islamic Republic
6 Kolbers were injured due to mine explosion
3 Kolbers were also arrested by the forces of the border regiment
In the past year, a total of 29 children were killed and injured while carrying a load.
The highest number of casualties (killed and wounded) of Kolbers in the past year is related to the cities and villages whose names are as follows:
Saqqez  106 people
Baneh    62 people
Paveh    51 people
Marivan 42 people
Javanrud 42 people
Salas Babajani 42 people
Bukan 16 people
Sanandaj 16 people
Sardasht 16 people
Piranshahr 11 people
Divandareh 9 people
Ravansar 6 people
Dalahu     5 people
Sarvabad 4 people
  Mahabad, Kamyaran and Kermanshah 3 people each.
In comparison with the soler year 1402, when a total of 222 Kolbers were killed and wounded, the severity of the government forces' confrontation with the Kolbers increased, especially after the visit of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Kurdistan province, so that the number of Kolber casualties increased by 50% in 1402. 
Kolbari is a phenomenon resulting from systematic poverty and unemployment in Kurdistan, and people take refuge in Kolbari out of necessity, while the government officials do not make any effort to solve the livelihood problems of the people of Kurdistan, but they have also made the killing of Kolbers a regular news and this call It is dangerous for the people of Kurdistan. The police forces, the IRGC and border guards of the Islamic Republic shoot directly at Kolbers and kill or injure a number of them daily.
Hana Human Rights Organization
March 21, 2024
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08:00 - 22/3/2024 Updated.