Kurdish Citizen Shot Dead by Police

Mar 31, 20100 comments

Iranian police have shot and killed a Kurdish man from Shandereh village in the Sardasht area of West Azerbaijan Province. Ribvar Nosrati (Shanderehi) was shot and killed by a police officer. According to a source who spoke with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Nosrati was suspected of smuggling goods. The incident occurred near Baneh Village in the outskirts of Baneh City. Over the past few months, several citizens near the border suspected of smuggling goods have been shot and in some cases they have died. In a separate development also related to Kurdistan, Zeinab Jalalian, a Kurdish activist sentenced to death, who was kept in an unknown location against the law for the past month was transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison. She was secretly moved from Kermanshah’s correctional facilities by the Kermanshah Investigative Police Unit, without requisite orders from the judge. It is not clear where she was kept for the past month. Jalalian’s death sentence and the irregular process of her case have created concern among the human rights community.

Source: http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2010/03/kurdish-citizen-shot-dead-by-police/