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Kurds in Baneh take to street as IRGC kills 2 porters

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Over 15,000 Kurdish protesters poured onto streets in the city of Baneh east of Kurdistan of Iran to protest the IRGC crimes, according to Kurdish sources. 
The Iran regime forces killed two Kurdish porters, injured four and arrested 12.
The sources, who spoke to the media office of the Arab Struggle Movement for Liberation of Ahwaz, said the Iran regime forces have imposed a siege on Baneh, setting up checkpoints at the entrances and exits of the city.
They added the regime forces fear that the protests may spill over into other cities.
According to the sources, the mounting crisis is prompted by the heavy-handed crackdown inflicted by the Iranian forces on the Kurdish city. 
This crackdown included killings, indiscriminate arrests, and tortures.
The French-based Kurdistan Human Rights Network has reported that it documented 42 kolbars shot to death by the Iranian security forces in 2016 alone, and at least 30 people have been injured and some others killed thus far in 2017.
The Kurdish regions of Iran are some of the poorest in the country. Kolbars see the work as an opportunity to earn their living.

 

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