According to “No to Prison – No to Execution”, Revolutionary Guards opened fire on a group of “Kolbars” in Gavork-e Nalin borders on Saturday, June 6, 2020.
Omar Maslahati was killed by the direct shots. Omid Kooshyar and Abdolrahman Shayeghi were wounded.
The porters were shot at by the regime’s armed forces without prior warning and at close range, under the pretext of smuggling.
On Thursday, June 4, 2020, a group of porters were targeted by the IRGC at Baneh borders, and “Ali Moarefi” was critically wounded due to shots in his leg.
In other news, on Wednesday, June 3, the IRGC’s armed forces opened fire at another group of Kolbars from the Nowsud area, leaving Human Mozaffari with a serious leg injury.
Revolutionary Guards open fire on the deprived and helpless porters on a daily basis, and kill or seriously injure them.
Kolbars who already work very hard to earn their living, are unable to afford the shocking cost of treatment.
In December 2019, “Entekhab” website recalled the “existence” of a Center called “Special Center for Assisting Kolbars in the Ministry of Interior” and wrote:
“On October 31, 2017, Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, head of the Program and Budget Organization said in response to a question asked about Kolbars and the special privileges granted to them: ‘A special Center in the Ministry of the Interior is making up-to-date decisions, and is closely following this issue’.”
Which is a huge lie and the killing of porters is systematic under the Velayat-e Faqih’s rule. Not only is there no effort from the government to create job opportunities and eliminate jobs such as Kolbar, but the IRGC’s shoot-to-kill policy continues without facing any consequences and is increasing day by day.