Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Iran

Hotel torched, tear gas in streets of Iran's Mahabad

By Rudaw 7/5/2015
Protesters in front of Tara Hotel in Muhabat. Rudaw photo.
Protesters in front of Tara Hotel in Muhabat. Rudaw photo.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Tensions are on edge in the ethnically Kurdish city of Mahabad, Iran, where protesters earlier torched a hotel over the unexplained death one of its female employees.

Police on Thursday used tear gas to remove hundreds of demonstrators from the area in front of the damaged Tara Hotel, leading to near riot conditions in the city some 200km from the border with Iraq's Kurdistan region. 

At least one protester has been reported injured in the incident that began after the death of Farinaz Khosrawani, 25, who was killed by a fall from the 4th floor of the hotel.

The death was denounced by local demonstrators who suspected foul play. Despite the arrest of a suspect, protesters set fire to part of the hotel.

“The people must wait until the investigation results are out to find out the reason behind Khosrawani's death,” Jaafar Katani, Muhabat mayor,  told Rudaw.

Khosrawani's family agreed withe the investigation but tensions remain high in the city of 280,000 people.

“We are waiting the result of the investigation,” a family member told a Rudaw. 

Comments

 
Data pager
Previous
Page size:
PageSizeComboBox
select
Riha | 7/5/2015
Persian investigation into the death of a Kurdish woman with mass protests from Kurds. Means only 1 thing: a filthy Persian wanted to so something to her. Persian investigators of course will make up a fairytale.
Bakir Lashkari
Bakir Lashkari | 7/5/2015
She might be killed by the Iranian Itilahat secret service. The reason not yet known but the people of Mahabad are very Serious about the reason behind this crime against the Kurdish girl!
Good Kurd | 7/5/2015
May God save the Kurds and burn Iran.
Reber | 7/5/2015
Mahabat is the spring of modern secular Kurdish nationalism, Iranian authorities better tred very carefully and not harm the population there. Kurds from all parts of Kurdistan will be following the events with a vigilant eye.
Foad Mahabad | 7/5/2015
Recent Demonstrations in Mahabad, Iranian Kurdistan 79 badly injured. 22 in Police Custody. 9 in life-threating situation in Hospitals. 6 reportedly killed so far. We , the people of Mohabad, appeal to HE Sarook Barzani to mediate peace talks between the Islamic Republic and Iranian Kurdish political opposition groups before affairs get out of control.

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

Adstar | 7/25/2017 3:38:26 AM
She made her own bed.. Now she can sleep in it.. You can be assured most Germans will not want her back.. They do not support the death penalty but...
green activist defector | 7/25/2017 12:22:14 PM
joshcka fischer the "green activist" and turkish lobbyist in berlin maybe can talk to his boss in ankara to solve this girls situation.
German girl who joined ISIS wants to leave Iraq, return to family
| yesterday at 11:45 | (10)
Gorran is betrayal | 7/25/2017 11:31:12 AM
Russia recognizes the right of the Kurds on indpendence , but Gorran denies the Kurds the right to hold the referendeum on independence.
kurd | 7/25/2017 11:33:27 AM
when he talks to turkish and iranian newspapers, he condemns kurdish independence. some of these comments show how many are naive
Sergey Lavrov to Rudaw: Referendum is expression of Kurdish people’s aspirations
| yesterday at 08:55 | (8)
Gorran is betrayal | 7/25/2017 11:22:49 AM
Gorran is treason , is anti-kurdish .
alan | 7/25/2017 11:29:41 AM
A new leader who is not family member of the former leader? If KDP or PUK gets a new leader he will be from the same family. Thanks we have Gorran...
New Gorran leader: We can achieve party’s objectives through dialogue
| 11 hours ago | (2)
Dana | 7/25/2017 10:47:59 AM
All that useless repetition of obvious information made the article horrible to read, not to mention that it missed the most important detail, which...
Al-Qaida in Syria close to snuffing out competition in north
| 16 hours ago | (1)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

NRT TV owner announces vote-no campaign for referendum 5 hours ago |

NRT TV owner announces vote-no campaign for referendum

He called referendum a “dangerous gamble with more
Kurdish official says US role essential in post-IS Syria 6 hours ago |

Kurdish official says US role essential in post-IS Syria

Americans " must continue until a democratic more
PM Abadi: I won’t deploy tanks to Kurdistan in response to referendum 7 hours ago |

PM Abadi: I won’t deploy tanks to Kurdistan in response to referendum

PM Abadi: “I mean, what I will do? Will I deploy more
0.25 seconds