A Kurdish Porter was Killed

Yesterday, a Kurdish porter, known as the “Hasel Badbarin”, was shot dead by border guards firing.

According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, on August 7th, 2018, a Kurdish porter named “Hasel Badbarin ” was shot dead by direct firing of border guards at the Ghandil border.

This 18-year-old man is from the village of Turkesh in the area of Piranshahr from the West Azarbaijan province.

During year 2017, many of the people that had no choice other than working as porters, have been killed or injured during working time. Kurdish human rights media reported that “at least 227 porters were killed and wounded during the past year (2017).”

A number of these porters have been killed by directly by firing of border and police forces or have been suffered by hazardous routes.

Out of a total of 227 porters’ casualties, at least 73 people were killed and 154 were wounded. Majority of these porters have been seriously injured by the border guards’ shots, and some have suffered from natural hazards, trap in cold and snow, and falling from the heights.

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