Xendan April 12, 2016
According to Xendan News Agency, tens of Kurdish tradesmen have been arrested and 40 horses have been massacred by the Iranian security forces in Oshnaviyeh and Hewraman in recent days.
Last week, a group of tradesmen were ambushed and arrested by Iranian security forces in Shekh Rewas Valley of Oshnaviyeh and 40 horses were massacred. The names of four of the arrestees are Ra’ouf Shikak, Ja’far Shikak, Mohammed Salih Shikak and Zahid Shikak who are all from Tergewer region of Orumiyeh.
Meanwhile, Iranian security forces have reportedly intensified their pressure on Kurdish kolbers of Hewraman region in recent days, which has led to greater anger and disappointment among them.
In an interview with Xendan News Agency, one of those Kolbers, who spoke not for attribution, said that some 60 of his fellow kolbers had been arrested by Iranian forces around the border and had been tortured by them for hours.
Kolbar is a term referred to those destitute people in Kurdistan who carry heavy items such as TVs, heaters, cigarettes, tires, clothing, textiles, drinks, etc. on their back from Bashur to Rojhelat and vice versa for a low wage. Border police, landmines, and rivers are the main causes of their death.