Kurdish Citizen Shot Dead by Police
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 killed.
In a separate development, Zeinab Jalalian, a Kurdish activist sentenced to death and whose location was unknown, was transferred to ward 209 of Evin prison. She was secretly moved by the Kermanshah Investigative Police Unit and 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.