Iranian Kurdish shopkeepers began strike to protest the executions of Kurdish activists and the bombing of opposition parties in Koya in the neighbouring Kurdistan Region on Wednesday.
Three Kurdish political prisoners were executed, and, in a missile attack on the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, at least 15 were killed and 42 injured.
Three Iranian Kurdish men, Zaniar Moradi, Loghman Moradi, and Ramin Hossein Panahi, were executed in Raja’i Shahr prison, Karaj, on 8 September.
According to Amnesty International ; in response to the news that three Iranian Kurdish men, Zaniar Moradi, Loghman Moradi, and Ramin Hossein Panahi, were executed in Raja’i Shahr prison, Karaj, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said:
“We are horrified by the news that the Iranian authorities have executed these men, despite widespread condemnation of their death sentences and calls from UN human rights experts and other bodies to halt their executions.
The strikes were in Kurdish cities, including Sanandaj, Mariwan, Saqez, Bane, Mahabad, and Piranshah. This is while internet was cut or restricted in most Kurdish cities.
According to the Kurdish HENGAW, Organization for Human Rights; the atmosphere in Iranian Kurdistan is also completely militarized, and many Kurdish activists are being summoned, interrogated, and even threatened by security agencies.