The Iranian Border Guards shot dead tradesmen Nasser Moradpour and Semko Qadarnia in the border areas of Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish) as they were returning to Iran’s border without carrying any goods, and the Guards “dumped the bodies of of the dead tradesmen into a river,” local soruces told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).
“The two tradesmen had left with a group of tradesmen on the border in Shno on 19 November, but they had decided to return without any cargo due to bitter cold. As they were crossing the border, they were targeted by the border guards who killed their horses and forced them back into Kurdish territory in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region,” a source added.
According to the source, the two Tradesmen returned to the Iranian border riding on their horses who were ambushed by the Iranian border guards. They were detained by the forces although they were not carrying any loads. The forces subjected the two Tradesmen to “severe and inhumane torture before shooting both to death.”
The locals reportedly found the bodies of these two tradesmen in the river after a day of frost. The dead bodies were buried in their hometown of Mahabad and the village of Koze Rash of Salmas after being handed over to their families.