The body of Farhad Khosravi, a 14-year-old border porter –known Kolbars- missing from the night of 15 December, was found by the locals on 20 December, at the height of the Tatetateh Huraman range.
Thousands of civilians accompanied the body of the young teenager to the village of Ney, his birthplace. The civilians paid tributes to the Kolbars who lost their lives for earning a living. At the funeral, which was attended by hundreds of people of the village and surrounding towns, the villagers shouted slogans against Islamic Revolutionary Guards corps (IRGC) and the Iranian Government.
“The death of two brothers has made people of the area very angry, 40 days since the death of the protesters in Marivan, the citizens have faced yet another tragedy,” said a civilian. “Poverty and unemployment is increasing and protestors are being severely repressed. Moreover, civilians such as Farhad Khosravi and his brother Azad Khosravi who had no other choice but to turn to Kolbari, lose their life in the cold or by the actions of military forces,” said another civilian attending the event.
Farhad Khosravi, his 18-year-old brother Azad Khosravi, and 35-year-old Hossein Karami had left for Tateh on the Huraman where they lost their life due to cold on the way.
Tateh Huraman Nave is one of the highest and most fertile border areas of Iranian Kurdistan where a number of young kolbars have died in this area due to snow and cold in recent years.
According to statistics compiled by the KHRN, 17 Kolbars have died in avalanche frosts and snowfall since winter. During March and April 2019, at least six Kolbars lost their life in the Sardasht temperate zone due to the avalanche. In December 2017, two Kolbars died in the border areas of Orumiyeh and Shno due to frostbite.