Two Kurdish activists are at risk of being deported from Turkey to Iran, where they are likely to face the death sentence, Fırat News Agency reported on Monday.
The two activists were among 144 illegal immigrants who were taken into custody by the Turkish gendarmerie on Friday in the southwestern province of Muğla.
The immigrants were taken to Ula Repatriation Centre in Marmaris, a town frequently used in the passage to Greece, with the hope of living in a European country.
Four of the people, including two Kurds with Iranian nationality, are still at the centre, while 140 immigrants have been released with residence permits to stay in Turkey, Fırat News Agency said.
Lawyers who talked to Shawgar Mohammadi ve Hossein Menbari, told the news agency that that the two Kurdish men are likely to be deported. The activists could be executed in their home country as they have reported Iran’s human rights violations against Kurds. The lawyers have filed applications to stop the deportations.
According to the Iran Human Rights Organisation, 469 people have been killed by the state forces and 39 people are at risk of execution for joining protests that have spread nationwide after the death of a 22-year-Kurdish girl, who was arrested by the Islamist regime’s morality police for not wearing her hijab properly.
The protests that started on September 16 have been continuing everywhere in Iran, particularly in the country’s Kurdish-populated region (Rojhilat). As a part of a three-day strike that started on Monday all over the country, shops were closed in many cities of the East Kurdistan, including Kermanshah, Sine, Seqiz, Kamyaran, Diwandara, Aywan, Xerb