Another kolber was killed by Iranian forces in the border area of Iranian Kurdistan.
Every year, tens of hundreds of kolbers are killed and injured in the border areas of Kurdistan.
kolbers are poor people who, due to the dire economic situation in Kurdistan and the lack of job opportunities, are forced to work as kolber or move goods across borders.

Iran border forces kill a young kolbar in Kurdistan province

Iranian border guards have opened fire on a group of kolbars and killed a young man named Mohammad Khodaei near the Kani Seif village of Baneh, Kurdistan province, on 4 November.

The forces shot the kolbar from a close range without prior warning, hitting him in the head and leg.

The kolbar’s body was taken to the morgue of Salahuddin Ayoubi Hospital in Baneh and has not yet been returned to his family.

Mohammad Khodaei, 29, was from the village of Kani Seif and was a resident of Baneh.

According to statistics compiled by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), in October, Iranian border guards shot two kolbars in border areas of provinces of West Azerbaijan and Kurdistan, killing one and injuring another.

Also, three kolbars lost their lives due to a car accident in the Hawraman border areas in October.